Through the women and men she encounters, Del becomes aware of her own potential and the excitement of an unknown independence. Alice Munro's previous books include "Dance of the Happy Shades" and "The Beggar Maid", which was nominated for the 1980 Booker Prize.
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The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's.
Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women-her mother, an agnostic, opinionted woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.
Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, birth, and death, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life. The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0070929327I5N01
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0070929327I5N10
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes, with plastic cover. Item is only in "acceptable" condition. It has been extensively read and shows many signs of wear to the cover, spine and pages. Perfectly readable, but not suitable for a gift or collection. Reading copy only. Dust jacket is well worn with chipping, creasing and fading. Very slight lean to spine. Hinge is visible at front end papers. Soiling and dog ears to some pages. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 5041
Book Description Toronto: Mcgraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971, 1971. Hard bound, edition not stated. Swipe with an object has caused a closed tear to dust jacket and a moderate indentation to cover, else very good in very good moderately edge-torn, edge-rubbed dust jacket. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bookseller Inventory # 1490
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Second Printing. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Heavy rubbing on edges with chips to spine ends. ; 254 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 99861
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The True 1st Edition of Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro's second book. Second printing with number line reading 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THB 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. Cream coloured cloth boards with light green titles on the spine. Deckled fore-edge is present. The boards are lightly tanned, else unmarked and a Very Good copy. An overall very good copy of a scarce book by the 2013 Nobel Prize winning author. Bookseller Inventory # 002952
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0070929327
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800709293264.0
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson. LOOSE LEAF. Book Condition: Very Good. 0070929327 American first edition, first printing. Published in 1971. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Top spine area of jacket has two 1/2 inch tears. Minor wear to spine ends and edge sof jacket. Front of jacket has two small light creases to top left corner. Jacket is neatly price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Very Good + condition. The three pages before title page have a small 1/2 round stain spot. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1007293
Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Canadian Edition. Canadian Printing With No Additional Printings Stated Of The Canadian's Author Second Novel. No Gift Inscription Or Remarks Inside. The Dust Jacket Is Mildly Creased At The Outer Edges, With Some Very Small Tears. The Book And Boards Have No Soil Or Foxing Spots. No Remainder Mark. The Dust Jacket Is Protected By Mylar.Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 035117