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The Resource What girls learn : a novel, Karin Cook

What girls learn : a novel, Karin Cook

Label
What girls learn : a novel
Title
What girls learn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karin Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What Girls Learn takes readers on an intimate and haunting journey into the landscape of girlhood and the complex terrain of the family. Wise, bittersweet, and above all intensely human, this astonishingly powerful novel enchants readers with its humor and insight even as it breaks their hearts. In this emotional novel, Tilden, an adolescent girl, & her slightly younger sister move with their mother to suburban Long Island, where Tilden has social problems & her mother discovers she is dying of cancer. The narrator is 12-year-old Tilden of Atlanta, one of two daughters of a single mother. The story begins on a happy note as the mother finds a man and the trio move north to Long Island. Tragedy strikes when the mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. A first novel
Summary
Two young sisters--Tilden, wise beyond her years, and the rebellious Elizabeth--struggle to cope with the complexities of family life and growing up as their mother meets a new man, they move up North from Atlanta, and their mother confronts a diagnosis of breast cancer
Award
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1997.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
001594
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O55385
LC item number
W48 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
What girls learn : a novel, Karin Cook
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Publication
Contents
I: White lies -- Geography -- Popularity -- Current events -- II: Directions -- Euphemism -- Privacy -- Cores -- III: Blasphemy -- Home remedies -- Beauty -- Heat -- Relative -- IV: Spelling -- Gift -- Primary care -- Duty -- V: Independence -- Cooperation -- Home economics -- Procession -- Memory
Control code
260741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780679448280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96030315
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35029687
  • (OCoLC)35029687
Label
What girls learn : a novel, Karin Cook
Link
Publication
Contents
I: White lies -- Geography -- Popularity -- Current events -- II: Directions -- Euphemism -- Privacy -- Cores -- III: Blasphemy -- Home remedies -- Beauty -- Heat -- Relative -- IV: Spelling -- Gift -- Primary care -- Duty -- V: Independence -- Cooperation -- Home economics -- Procession -- Memory
Control code
260741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780679448280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96030315
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35029687
  • (OCoLC)35029687

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