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The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien
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Aug 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books

This is an enjoyable book written as if it were an autobiography. It is a debut novel and the first of The Country Girls Trilogy.

The descriptions focus on the girls going to convent school. The story is so much more than that. A small portion of the book takes place at the convent, but only a small portion. Sometimes I wonder if those who write the descriptions ever read the book.

Unlike a book I read a week or so ago, I would classify this as a coming of age story. Caithleen is young at the beginning, and very innocent despite of living in the country on a farm. Her friend Baba is far less innocent.

First published in 1960, the book has been variously banned. These days, I think most would find it tame indeed.
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August 4, 2011 – Shelved
August 4, 2011 – Shelved as: 1001-books
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