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In the name of friendship

Autore: Marilyn French
Editore: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2006.
Serie: [Classic feminist writers].
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : Local government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Marilyn French's seven million copy bestseller The Women's Room crystallized the issues that ignited the women's movement. Now the acclaimed author updates that classic with a new exploration of the truths and realities behind women's lives. In the Name of Friendship dares to investigate how the women's movement changed the lives of those it touched and what hurdles it left to cross. Set in the Berkshire Mountains
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
French, Marilyn, 1929-2009.
In the name of friendship.
New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2006
(OCoLC)647650903
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Government publication, Local government publication
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Marilyn French
ISBN: 1558615202 1558615210 9781558615205 9781558615212
Numero OCLC: 62324628
Note: Series from jacket.
Descrizione: 407 p. : music ; 23 cm.
Titolo della serie: [Classic feminist writers].
Responsabilità: Marilyn French ; with an afterword and bibliography of Marilyn French by Stephanie Genty.
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"Marilyn French's seven million copy bestseller The Women's Room crystallized the issues that ignited the women's movement. Now the acclaimed author updates that classic with a new exploration of the truths and realities behind women's lives. In the Name of Friendship dares to investigate how the women's movement changed the lives of those it touched and what hurdles it left to cross. Set in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, this wise novel is a group portrait of four disparate women who forge life-altering friendships despite personalities that vary as greatly as their vocations and ages. The novel weaves together a series of family crises with the friendships that help the four women refashion their lives. Maddy, the seventy-six-year-old real estate agent and matriarch of the group, struggles with the gradual death of her angry and rebellious Vietnam-marked son; fifty-year-old Alicia fights to reconnect her gay son with her newly retired husband; seventy-year-old musician Emily strives to bridge the gap with her estranged niece right at the moment her composition career starts to finally bloom; and Jenny, the thirty-year-old painter and baby of the group, questions the life she has created with her successful painter husband and tries to decide if she wants more from life. With this unusual group of multi-generational ladies, French tells a truly rare tale about four women who accidentally come into each other's lives and in the process form an enduring friendship. It is a story of supporting one another, of looking at the grim conflicts created by cultural expectations of women, and realizing you are not alone--truly a tale of continuing hope."--Publisher's website.

Set in the mountains of the Berkshires, this novel revolves around four disparate women whose personalities vary as greatly as their ages but who manage to develop a profound, life-altering friendship.

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