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American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood By Mary Cantwell,

  • Title: American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood
  • Author: Mary Cantwell
  • ISBN: 9780140179224
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mary Cantwell, an editor and a popular columnist for The New York Times, recalls her childhood in the small seaside town of Bristol, Rhode Island, during the 1940 s and 50 s Here, too, is the story of a small town girl who loved her home, but felt drawn to a wider world.
    American Girl Scenes from a Small Town Childhood Mary Cantwell an editor and a popular columnist for The New York Times recalls her childhood in the small seaside town of Bristol Rhode Island during the s and s Here too is the story of

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    1. As all memoirs are, this was a rather self indulgent little book However, unlike others in this genre, this author gently and lovingly describes her girlhood in Bristol, RI There are no stark revelations just a hint of dark behavior among characters on the periphery of her young life The time wartime and post war America is captured in broad strokes, the setting for Cantwell s coming of age and launching from the small town she loves, yet knows she needs to escape in order to grow This is the fi [...]

    2. Mary Cantwell s style is remarkable for its ease of reading, its time transporting ability, and its non sentimental poignancy This memoir of non dysfunction hooray of growing up in a small town in Rhode Island helps the reader to realize that a lot of small towns around the country are essentially the same.While she is a little bit older than I, her memories still resonated with me of households full of relatives, walking to school every day, finding refuge in books, white gloves, dates, hats, S [...]

    3. Most enjoyable less because of the subject as such than because Mary Cantwell is just such a durned good writer, and nails the misapprehensions inherent in childhood so well.

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