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A Southern Exposure by Alice Adams

Cynthia and Harry Baird relocate to Pinehill during the prewar Depression years.  They flee Connecticut to escape his low paying job, her mounting debt and dangerous flirtations.  160 more words

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Invincible Summer

Author: Alice Adams
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: BEA 2016

Goodreads:  Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. 279 more words

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The end: Things fall apart

(After finishing Alice Adams, we dissect the final scenes, argue over what it was all about and reveal what will stay with us)

Tom: It all seemed to be going so well. 1,181 more words

Pulitzer Prize

But seriously, who is Booth Tarkington?

This literary journey began with musings on the identity of one Booth Tarkington. But though our first blog post was entitled ‘Who the hell is Booth Tarkinton?’, we never actually revealed anything about the man. 235 more words

Pulitzer Prize

Midway mark: Cinderella at the ball

(At the Chapter XIV mark of Alice Adams, what’s on our minds?)

Monica: Why is this giving me weird flashbacks? First Alice gets absolutely snubbed at the party in which she dreams of meeting Mr. 695 more words

Pulitzer Prize

(In which we give our first impressions of Alice Adams, three chapters in)

Monica: Ok, the first things first, what is up with daddy dearest?  Hack, hack, hacking on heaven’s door, the poor man. 823 more words

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Who the hell is Booth Tarkington?

Tom: “Who the hell is Booth Tarkington?” This happened, more or less, to be what inspired 2 Grumpy Readers. My best friend Monica had remarked to me – via text, seeing as how we now live on opposite sides of the world – how difficult it had been for her to find a copy of Peter Taylor’s… 439 more words

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