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Those Jordan Girls

Drury, Joan M.

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ISBN 10: 1883523362 / ISBN 13: 9781883523367
Editorial: Spinsters Ink, Duluth, MN, 2000
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"THOSE JORDON GIRLS is the sweeping epic novel about four generations of women living together in a sprawling house in small-town Minnesota in the mid-twentieth century." "With an intimacy that engaged me page after page and a wonderful sense of story and character, Joan Drury writes fiction so that every word rings true." {Julia Alvarez}. This book has 283 pages. The book is a SIGNED copy from the editor, Joan M. Drury. N° de ref. de la librería 025855

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Título: Those Jordan Girls

Editorial: Spinsters Ink, Duluth, MN

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition {First Printing}

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Fiction. With THOSE JORDAN GIRLS, the author of the Tyler Jones mystery trilogy (including CLOSED IN SILENCE) delivers a family novel that follows four generations of women living together in small-town Minnesota. Narrated by Maddie, the youngest, the story centers around matriarch Gummie, a strong and independent woman who finds her way to the forefront of every major twentieth-century social movement while raising a daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter to follow in her footsteps. Julia Alvarez (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents) commented, Every word rings true. We feel a part of this unusual family, one of those Jordan girls, eagerly turning the pages to find out where we came from and who we are.

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Four generations of uninhibited and unconventional women (the Jordan "girls") live together in a big old house in a small Minnesota town in Drury's well-intentioned if wandering novel. The narrator is Madelaine Iris Jordan, called Maddie, who is 10 years old in 1962 when the story begins. Maddie's great-grandmother, Iris, called Gummie, is the recently widowed matriarch of the family and a lifelong social activist. As publisher of the local weekly newspaper for 53 years, she promotes left-wing causes ranging from early 20th-century women's rights to civil rights in the '60s. Her daughter, Hester, named for Gummie's favorite literary heroine in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, is known as Gramma. She acquired her self-assurance by becoming a nurse and supporting her daughter, Jane, and herself after being abandoned by her husband early in her marriage. Jane, the third generation female in this socially defiant clan, calculatedly bore Maddie out of wedlock; she wanted a child, but not a husband. Maddie has a prodigious curiosity about the lives of her forebears, and the narrative is knit together out of q&a sessions between Maddie and Gummie. These sessions serve not only to reveal the family history, but also to showcase iconoclast Gummie's commitment to atheism and communism, as well as to justice, friendship and self-assurance. Part social history, part spirited defense of unconventional female behavior, the narrative lacks plot and reads more like a tribute than a novel, but the Jordans' story is warmly told and honestly inspiring. (June)

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