Country Girl: A Memoir (Back Bay Readers' Pick)

Edna O'Brien

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

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The state Girls, used to be released in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' neighborhood parish that the publication was once burned by means of its priest. O'Brien was once undeterred and has considering created a physique of labor that bears comparability with the simplest writing of the 20 th century. Country lady brings us face-to-face with a lifetime of excessive drama and contemplation.

Starting with O'Brien's beginning in a grand yet deteriorating condominium in eire, her tale strikes via convent tuition to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild events of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. there's love and unrequited love, and the glamour of journeys to the USA as a celebrated author and the visitor of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country woman is a wealthy and heady accounting of the occasions, humans, feelings, and panorama that experience imprinted upon and greater one lifetime.

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