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I Would Rather Be a Turnip

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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published December 1st 1971 by J.P. Lippincott (first published 1971)
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Apr 10, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok
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I re-read this one recently. Alas, it did not hold up. At all.

Edit April 10, 2012: Ok, I just started reading Carson McCuller's A Member of the Wedding, and I was saying to myself as I was reading, "Hm, have I actually read this book before? It seems so familiar." And then it hit me: I Would Rather Be a Turnip is absolutely, 100 percent ripped off from A Member of the Wedding. Slightly weird pre-adolescent protagonist who speaks in an oddly mannered way? Check. Domestic who functions as an exas
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