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Daughters of the Revolution

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Daughters of the Revolution by Carolyn Cooke
Paperback $15.00
Jun 05, 2012 | ISBN 9780307741462

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Praise

 
“Lifts the bell jar off the rarified world of traditional male prep schools. . . . Wickedly funny.” —Ms. 
  
“Mordantly funny and coolly streamlined, deeply humane and slyly wise.” —St. Petersburg Times
  
“Ferocious, astonishing. . . . [Cooke’s] profound, honest compassion for all her characters, men and women, makes them so engrossing, you almost forget what they’re up against.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“[Daughters of the Revolution] shimmers with intimate and revealing detail.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Cooke writes with such delicacy and control, such luminous warmth, that the only disappointment comes when the book ends.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Carolyn Cooke writes with knives and feathers. She slices into her subjects so we see the insides of them and she dusts off the everyday covering to reveal the true contours beneath. Her Daughters of the Revolution is bristling with smarts. Read it slowly and savor the gift this author gives her readers: fierce intelligence, sly humor and not a moment of missing the folly in life.” —Susan Minot, author of Rapture
 
“Wise [and] exquisitely spare.” —Marie Claire
 
“Cooke’s writing is so sensuous and alert that it would be easy to miss the novel’s symbolic qualities.” —The New Yorker
 
“So smart, so visceral, so sexy. . . . Absolutely brilliant.” —Kate Walbert, author of A Short History of Women 
 
“[A] charming, provocative, intelligent novel” —Hudson Valley News
 
“Fiercely intelligent.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“If you read just one book of fiction this year, this should be the one.” —The Portland Press Herald
 
“This smart, sexy, sarcastic, sophisticated novel from Cooke . . . defies genre comparisons but has particular relevance.” — Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Cooke’s writing flows and sparkles.” —The Washington Independent Review of Books 
  
“Exuberant bad behavior runs like a life force through this book, in which every sentence is chiseled exactly.” —Sarah Stone, author of The True Sources of the Nile

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