“A you-can’t-put-it-down book. . . . Alice Adams has found a new way to tell the great American dynasty stories we all love.” —The Washington Post Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life.
From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be sounder, as she discovers what she really wants, can have, can become—what she really is.
Alice Adams was a novelist and short story writer. Born in Virginia, she graduated from Radcliffe College. She was the recipient of an Academy and Institute Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and… More about Alice Adams
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Published by Vintage Jun 08, 2011| 288 Pages| ISBN 9780307798213