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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary | 1 comments This is a real long shot, I have searched all over the internet for this book, and no one has been able to help me.
I loved a book as a child (would have been reading it in the early 1990s), an old fashioned one with a hard cover bound in blue linen. I think there might have been a bird cage with a bird in it on the spine, but that could be confusing it with another book. It also would have a had a different slip cover when it was new. I think it was called something like 'Book for Girls'. It was aimed at older girls, and had a variety of short stories in it, with female protagonists. It was interspersed with full page illustrations, but not many, maybe one or two for each short story.
I think there was an Ursula Le Guin story in it, but I could also be confusing that with other books.
I know for certain that there was a story about a woman whose castle was under seige and the people in it are starving. There was also a historical love story where a man jumped over a women's wall and starts to court her, even though she is married. She almost runs away with him, but he is actually a criminal so she stays with her husband, who brings her roses he picked himself, even though he was cut by the thorns. There was also a chinese love story that was a ghost story, where the love between two young people is forbidden by her family.
Please help,

message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary | 41 comments Is it We Are The Stories We Tell?

These are some of the stories in it, according to a reviewer:

* "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
* "Souvenir" by Jayne Anne Phillips
* "The Abortion" by Alice Walker
* "A View of the Woods" by Flannery O'Connor
* "My Man Bovanne" by Toni Cade Bambara
* "On Discovery" by Maxine Hong Kingston
* "The Slaves in New York" by Tama Janowitz
* "Lust" by Susan Minot
* "She Unnames Them" by Ursula K. Le Guin

message 3: by Andria (new)

Andria (airdna) | 2500 comments Mod
Long shot guess: The Blue Rose: a collection of stories for girls The GR record lists the titles of the stories, in case any of them jog your memory.

message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate Farrell | 4072 comments Mod
For Girls Only -- 1957

Great Book for Girls -- 1930s

Ideal Book for Girls -- 1930s

message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37809 comments Mod
Mary, are you still looking for this? Lots of suggestions here.

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