The Easter Parade: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 4, 2001 - Fiction - 240 pages
18 Reviews

In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

 

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User Review  - AlisonY - LibraryThing

This is my second Yates book, and I'm delighted to say I loved it every bit as much as Revolutionary Road, if not more. I don't know what it is about Yates, but I just love, love, LOVE his writing. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - otterley - LibraryThing

It's a wonderful book; heart breaking and gripping. Yates writes brilliantly about the sadness and suffocation in some women's lives - and the excitement of the banal Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
11
CHAPTER 3
29
CHAPTER 4
43
PART 2
77
CHAPTER 1
79
CHAPTER 2
96
CHAPTER 3
119
CHAPTER 4
139
PART 3
157
CHAPTER 1
159
CHAPTER 2
187
CHAPTER 3
213
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About the author (2001)

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, was the author of seven novels, including Revolutionary Road, and two story collections. The widely celebrated Collected Stories of Richard Yates (now available from Picador) first appeared in May 2001.

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