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Seldom has the nature of modern woman -- lovely, ruthless, and mislet -- been analyzed with more brilliant perception and complete truth. Kathleen Winsor presents a merciles picture of Shireen Delaney -- what she wanted, how she got it, and what it did to her. Here is a novel memorable for its emotional intensity, its outspoken honesty, its incisive characterizations, and ...more
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Published March 1st 1971 by Signet
(first published 1950)
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So after reading Forever Amber, I was lucky enough to find this book at my local Goodwill for a quarter. I quickly feel in love. The main character Shirleen is selfish, foolish, and scared. Yet on so many levels, I could relate to those characteristics, and thus Winsor herself. I don't think that Shirleen was by any means a very lovable character. She made numerous mistakes, but who can't relate to that? She came to a level in her life when she had everything she could possibly want, but somehow ...more
This was a fascinating character study of an extremely narcissistic woman forging an independent life for herself (sans husband away at war) during the early 1940’s. Because of Shireen’s preoccupation with herself, she can only maintain relationships for as long as they support her needs. What kept the story interesting was her ability to become self-aware and recognize her destructive behavior. But her brief insights never led to constructive change. Her back and forth pattern of selfishness ...more
Winsor was raised in Berkeley, California. At the age of 18, Winsor made a list of her goals for life. Among those was her hope to write a best-selling novel. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of California, Berkeley. During her school years, she married a fellow student, All-American college football player Robert Herwig. In 1937, she began writing a thrice-weekly sports column for the ...moreMore about Kathleen Winsor...