This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Alice Munro's first collection of linked stories traces Del Jordan's uneasy passage through adolescence. Her mother believes that sometime soon women will stop seeing themselves in terms of men. Del, humiliated by her body's insistent desires and trying desperately to fall in love, isn't so sure. Munro's eye for the telling detail makes Lives of Girls and Women among the most vivid accounts of adolescence in Canadian literature.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
7 1.5-hour cassettesFrom the Inside Flap:
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.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Loose Leaf. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0070929327I5N00
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. Seller Inventory # 1490
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Loose Leaf. 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. Seller Inventory # 99861
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0070929327_4
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: VG/G. First Edition. Munro's second book and only novel. First printing with sketch of a girl's face on preliminary page. Light wear to book, some darkening of edges. Jacket mildly worn at extremities with a cup ring on the front panel. 254 pp. Seller Inventory # 31865
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto, 1971. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 002952
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket is age-toned, lightly soiled, rubbed on all extremities., chipped on head and tail of the spine and with a closed tear along the spine. The hardcover is lightly age-toned and soiled, and shows minimals edge wear. The inside is unmarked. The binding is tight but pulling away from the spine. The pages are clean and clear. Deckle edge on the side of the textblock. The. Seller Inventory # 010943
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson. LOOSE LEAF. 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. All books are marked down 40% until February 1, 2019. Start stocking up now!. Seller Inventory # SKU1007293
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971. Loose Leaf. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0070929327
Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto, ON, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition, second printing. There are some bumps and a few small tears to the edge of the jacket. Second printing of the first edition. Seller Inventory # 001000