Only Children

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Avon, 1990 - Fiction - 257 pages
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On a run-down farm in 1935, over the July 4th weekend, two couples, their two little girls, and the headmistress of the girls' progressive school each face a crisis, revelation, or turning point through a network of understandings and misunderstandings

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User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

1986 notebook: written largely from a child's pov. The adults gradually act like children, ending in drunkenness. Read full review

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User Review  - Christina Cuanalo - Goodreads

This book is a bit of a bore. It is mostly told through a child's eyes. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
30
Section 3
40
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Novelist Alison Lurie was born September 3, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Harry and Bernice Stewart Lurie. She is an American novelist and academic. Lurie won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. She received an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1947. After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, but she wanted to make a living as a writer. After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. Lurie had taught at Cornell University since 1968, becoming a full professor in 1976 specializing in folklore and children's literature. Lurie's first novel was "Love and Friendship" (1962) and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. Afterwards, she published "The Nowhere City" (1965), "Imaginary Friends" (1967), "The War Between the Tates" (1974), which tells of the collapse of a perfect marriage between a professor and his wife, "Only Children" (1979), and "The Truth About Lorin Jones" (1988). "Foreign Affairs" (1984) won the Pulitzer Prize; it tells the story of two academics in England who learn more about love than academia.

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