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Country Girl

A Memoir

By Edna O'Brien

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation.

Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

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Book

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780316122702


Format: Book
Author: O'Brien, Edna
Summary: Edna O'Brien, the author of "The Country Girls" trilogy, "The Light of Evening," and "Byron in Love," portrays the events, people, emotions, and landscape that contributed to her rich and heady life. She is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Title: Country girl : a memoir / Edna O'Brien.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Subject: O'Brien, Edna. Women authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780316122702 031612270X
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System Items Total: 2
Call Number: B O'Brien
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Bib Id: 425445

Format: Book
Author: O'Brien, Edna
Summary: Edna O'Brien, the author of "The Country Girls" trilogy, "The Light of Evening," and "Byron in Love," portrays the events, people, emotions, and landscape that contributed to her rich and heady life. She is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Title: Country girl : a memoir / Edna O'Brien.
Edition: First North American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrated ; 25 cm.
Subjects: O'Brien, Edna.
Subjects: Women authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
LCCN: 2012047510
ISBN: 9780316122702
ISBN: 031612270X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B O'Brien