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Autobiography of Us

A Novel

By Aria Beth Sloss

A gripping debut novel about friendship, loss and love; a confession of what passed between two women who met as girls in 1960s Pasadena, California

Coming of age in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena, California during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on, until one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, when a single act of betrayal changes everything.  Decades later, Rebecca’s haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her.
 
Autobiography of Us is an achingly beautiful portrait of a decades-long bond. A rare and powerful glimpse into the lives of two women caught between repression and revolution, it casts new light on the sacrifices, struggles, victories and defeats of a generation.

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2013

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9780805094558


Format: Book
Author: Sloss, Aria Beth
Summary: Rebecca and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them, until one sweltering summer evening, when a single act of betrayal changes everything.
Title: Autobiography of us : a novel / Aria Beth Sloss.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2013.
Subject: Female friendship -- Fiction Life change events -- Fiction Pasadena (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780805094558 (hbk.) 0805094555 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
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System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Sloss
Oclc: 794272330
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Bib Id: 419461

Format: Book
Author: Sloss, Aria Beth.
Summary: Rebecca and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them, until one sweltering summer evening, when a single act of betrayal changes everything.
Title: Autobiography of us : a novel / Aria Beth Sloss.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2013.
Description: 292 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction
Subjects: Pasadena (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
LCCN: 2012020616
ISBN: 9780805094558 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0805094555 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Sloss