Country Girl: A Memoir

Country Girl: A Memoir

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"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The first couple of hundred pages of “Country Girl” are wonderful, the second 150 rather less so, but anyone who knows and loves her work, as I do, will want to read it from start to finish.

Country Girl, the memoir O'Brien swore she'd never write, is a generous gift to readers, conveying the enormous challenge — and inspiration — of such intense engagement and spirited independence.

“Country Girl” is, like Ms. O’Brien’s best fiction, plain-spoken and poetic in equal measure.

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 30, 2013)

Format: EPUB

File size: 3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Irish Book Award for Best Non-Fiction 2012 winner

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