Fiction Marilyn French My Summer With George

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My Summer With George

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"LUSCIOUS . . . My Summer with George is The Women's Room--1996."
--The Baltimore Sun

Hermione Beldame is a women's romance writer who has done quite well for herself. Survivor of four marriages and many affairs, she's not as young as she once was, and after years of success and solitude she finds herself lonely and in need of love. When she meets George, a southern newspaper editor, his shy, handsome honesty is a little too much for her vulnerable self. And she determines to make something of their obvious attraction for one another.

But no matter how easy going Hermione is, how open and caring she tries to be, George can't or won't succumb to her charms. Through a long few weeks of fast lunches, fascinating conversation, and strange revelations, Hermione can't help but fantasize about her future with George. The only problem is George. . . .

"INVIGORATING . . . Once again, Marilyn French is challenging convention."
--The New York Times Book Review

"ELEGANT."
--The Boston Sunday Globe

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In 1977, Marilyn French inspired a generation of feminists with The Women's Room. Twenty years later she still refuses to go quietly, play with the grandchildren, and prune the roses, as women of a certain advanced age are supposed to. Instead, she has written a romantic novel, and true to her youthful vigor, it is a subversive one. French joins Doris Lessing in believing that the libido can survive old age in women as in men. At the beginning of the novel, the heroine has cast aside her self-image as a desirable woman, as society expects; but then she meets a dashing editor in his 50s, and snap--she is consumed by erotic longing. She is able to analyze intelligently the whole disturbing situation with her knowing women friends, even while she enjoys a delicious summer of romance.

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