The stepfather in this case is a man who exhibits great patience and tolerance. Ellison shows in that book not only his capacity for doing social and political commentary, but also his profound understanding of. About this Item: Vintage Books, 1998. Used - Good, Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition.
Funny, haunting, and unflinchingly truthful on every page, What Girls Learn is a book that will be read--and cherished-- for years to come. A touching novel about girls and their mothers, sibling rivalry and kinship, and the mysterious tug between love and antagonism that lies at the heart of every family. Tilden, who has received new clothes for her thirteenth birthday, awakens with a sense of expectancy and slips into her new clothes. The spine may show signs of wear. Though it is unfortunate that the only way he can deal with his sexual attraction is to turn away from Tilden, to end the long conversations that had been so important to her, still, better this than compounding his early fumbling sexual advance. And to compound the shattering of the sanctity of their threesome, they are moving from the deep south to Long Island.
About this Item: Vintage Books, 1998. And with this simply announcement, the dramatic tension of the novel is set. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I think the problem for me was that I felt Cook got so bogged down by detail what exactly people ate at certain times, the minutiae of teenage gossip, exactly what treatment Frances received when that the characters were not as complex as they might have been. The mother's cancer is narrated largely in terms of Tilden's experience of it: secrecy, eventual disclosure, partial information, losses of intimacy, feelings of betrayal, confusion about caregivers' roles, and in the midst of it all, the ordinary preoccupations of early adolescence. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding.
DeliveryHow long will it take my books to arrive? Used - Like New, Expédition sous 4 à 5 jours ouvrés, An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Trying to fit our entire lives into one car made it seem more like we were skipping town than actually moving. Karin Cook depicts the inner lives of girls on the verge of adolescence with tremendous insight, and in Tilden, she has found a narrator both eloquent and observant. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. But it also acknowledges the pain and confusion of growing up among disrupted adult lives, witnessing illness, and undergoing the loss, not only in death, but in remarriage and life changes, of a primary birth parent. And now let me just mention a book of a very different kind—a book that is almost certainly a great one and not easy to read.
Used - Good, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Soon the watchful, wise Tilden and her rebellious younger sister, Elizabeth, are navigating a new household amidst the awkward and alluring terrain of adolescence. The spine may show signs of wear. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Something in all that urgency made me feel that I mattered, even if it was in the wrong way.
His intense love for the mother transfers easily and immediately to the two girls. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. What Girls Learn explores notions of family and femininity and the transcendence of love, even in the face of loss. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. It was the ease that came of activity, the comfort she felt in her very bones. For Frances's illness to have the massive significance for the reader that it has for her daughters, I feel that the reader would need to know her well as a person - and the problem is that apart from the details of her cancer treatment we never learn that much about her: why she can't settle to jobs, why she and her husband are no longer in touch, what she likes doing, how she met Nick and why they fell for each other - all sorts of details that would make her a person as well as a cancer patient are never given.
Karin Cook depicts the inner lives of girls on the verge of adolescence with tremendous insight, and in Tilden, she has found a narrator both eloquent and observant. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Tilden, the 12-year-old narrator of Cook's tale, and her 11-year-old sister Elizabeth are suddenly uprooted from a hardscrabble life in Atlanta and moved to Long Island when their mother falls in love with a man they've never met. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. As Tilden says later in trying to sort out her own feelings with no one to talk to, no one to confide in. Her attitude towards the new man, the intruder in their lives, is simple and straightforward. He does love her, is genuinely interested in her, and he almost succeeds in not acting on the sexual attraction that is there.
Please give between 2-5 week for delivery. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. About this Item: Vintage Books. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Mostly, I avoided looking him in the eye, afraid to see in his face an acknowledgement, not so much of what had happened that night but of what had been lost since. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
What Girls Learn tells the story of two sisters: Tilden, our watchful, wise-child narrator, and her rebellious and risk-taking younger sister, Elizabeth. Used - Good, Versandfertig in 1 - 2 Werktagen, Versand aus Schottland, Versandzeit 7-21 Tage. What Girls Learn by Karin Cook author. There was none of that really here - just a sense in the end of two girls who'd started off in a rather dysfunctional set up becoming more dysfunctional. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations.