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Nine Women

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The nine namesake women of this collection come from all levels of New Orleans society, from the daughters of servants to affluent ladies. All, however, struggle with grief, longing, and hope. In “Widows Walk,” for instance, Myra Rowland tries to make sense of life after the death of her husband. “In the Beginning” depicts a daughter trying to understand her own mother’s d ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 1987 by Avon Books (first published January 1st 1985)
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Kilian Metcalf
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether it is only a matter of hours, as a women says goodbye to her summer friends, or a long life, these stories of nine women from all walks of life in New Orleans, will captivate you. Shirley Ann Grau's deft writing and deep insight into a woman's mind and heart make for captivating reading. Nine little gems collected into one book, these stories are well worth your time.
Richda Mcnutt
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
For me, this book was just ok - somewhat disappointing. I never really engaged with any of the characters.
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Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Short stories about women. Nine in fact. Slightly disappointing. Some were good, none were great.
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Shirley Ann Grau (b. 1929) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of nine novels and short story collections, whose work is set primarily in her native South. Grau was raised in Alabama and Louisiana, and many of her novels document the broad social changes of the Deep South during the twentieth century, particularly as they affected African Americans. Grau’s first novel, The Hard Blue Sky (1958), a ...more
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