“She commands her material so well that we are made to believe that her fiction—her plot—is no stranger than our lives.” —Ms. Magazine Listening to Billie is a brilliant portrait of a contemporary woman adventurously, decisively embarked on her own life.
We first glimpse Eliza Hamilton Quarles as a blonde boarding-school student, sitting in a sophisticated New York club, listening to Billie Holiday. She is on the brink of her marriage to her older, worldly date. Twenty years later, a mother, divorced, she, tentatively begins a new life, with new lovers, new interests, new strength, even a new, more comfortable identity.
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 9780307798220