(The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin


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    Read & Download The Finishing School Gail Godwin ´ 4 Read (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin Even the most precocious adolescent is still essentially a child It's a gross unfairness and poor judgment on the part of any adult to forget this This story in a nutshell is about the conseuences of burdening a youngster with adult confidences and very nearly expecting grown up friendship from a fourteen year old girl If you like to plumb the depths of the psyches of adolescent females take a gander at Gail Godwin It t

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    Read & Download The Finishing School (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gail Godwin Godwin's 1984 novel is about a 14 year old girl who is infatuated with her 40 something neighbor the sophisticated Ursula DeVane Justine Stokes is bored and lonely having moved to rural New York State with her recently widowed mother She is instantly smitten with the eccentric Ursula who encourages the attachment We know from the beginning of

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    Read & Download The Finishing School Gail Godwin ´ 4 Read (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin This is the book that The Chatham School Affair wanted to be We know from the beginning that a tragedy occurred in the life of the narrator when she was 14 and while we are reminded of it throughout the book the foreshadowing feels natural to the story and not tacked on When we finally do get to the end we realize that it was only a traged

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    (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin My history with this book has been well oh maybe tenuous I bought the book shortly after it came out and had been remaindered The coming of age aspect was appealing as were the references to Jane Austen and Ford Maddox Ford in the blurbs And then the author had grown up in the Asheville area a place to which I had just moved But it sat on my shelf I may have cracked it open and given it a start once but maybe not Event

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    Read & Download The Finishing School (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gail Godwin A modern Greek tragedy The plot is rather contrived but it's the vivid characterizations that make this novel mesmerizing to the end Gail Godwin possesses a uniue talent to breathe so much life into her characters that it's a delight to be in their company no matter what they do or how strained the story line may become

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    (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin What this novel is is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie scaled down to two people Ursula is Miss Brodie and Justin i

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    (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin I borrowed this book through the online library Overdrive I've never read a book by this author so this was fresh to me It was a novel about a woman who is recalling a time in her life when she was 14 The story would spend b

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    Read & Download The Finishing School Gail Godwin ´ 4 Read review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gail Godwin This is the story of one idyllic summer in the 1950s when 14 year old Justin Stokes wrenchingly moves from her old family home in Fredericksburg Virginia after the successive deaths of her beloved grandparents and father to Clove New York to a modern cookie cutter house in a development populated primarily by IBMers While riding her bike one day she meets an eccentric 40 something woman named Ursula DeVane and a wonderful albei

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    (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin An eccentric narcissistic self aggrandizing older woman and an isolated malleable adolescent girl TFS will appeal to fans of Anne Rivers Siddons It's told retrospectively There's a central tragedy that the narrator circles around and hints at but that the reader doesn't discover until the end Godwin plots this novel elega

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    (The Finishing School) PDF KINDLE · Gail Godwin I read this about twenty years ago and have zero recollection of it which should have been a clue Nevertheless I

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The Finishing School Read ä 104 Aging her to change to learn to grow But the lessons of the finishing school have their dark side as well as Justin learns how deep friendship can be shattered by shocking unforgivable betrayal. An eccentric narcissistic self aggrandizing older woman and an isolated malleable adolescent girl TFS will appeal to fans of Anne Rivers Siddons It s told retrospectively There s a central tragedy that the narrator circles around and hints at but that the reader doesn t discover until the end Godwin plots this novel elegantly It s a great addition to the coming of age genre and will be hard to put down Unlike ARS novels however the central revealtragedy is far realistic No high drama here

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The Finishing School Read ä 104 Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color In the little pondside hut also. Even the most precocious adolescent is still essentially a child It s a gross unfairness and poor judgment on the part of any adult to forget this This story in a nutshell is about the conseuences of burdening a youngster with adult confidences and very nearly expecting grown up friendship from a fourteen year old girl If you like to plumb the depths of the psyches of adolescent females take a gander at Gail Godwin It takes some patience to read her work but when she s good she s good Avoid her recent novels and stick with her older stuff Father Melancholy s Daughter is especially good if you have the patience The Finishing School is a close second

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The Finishing School Read ä 104 Known as the “finishing school” eccentric free spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world full of magical possibilities for Justin teaching her valuable lessons of love and loyalty and encour. My history with this book has been well oh maybe tenuous I bought the book shortly after it came out and had been remaindered The coming of age aspect was appealing as were the references to Jane Austen and Ford Maddox Ford in the blurbs And then the author had grown up in the Asheville area a place to which I had just moved But it sat on my shelf I may have cracked it open and given it a start once but maybe not Eventually in one of my book pre BX purges I gave it away Then a little over a year ago I saw the copy at our church s used book store the money goes to support various women s charities I regreted never giving the book a chance the first time around so I bought itAnd now I have read it All I can say is it is okay It certainly did not wow me I would recommend to to some friends ones who will like this particular sort of book the coming of agementor book It lacks the irony or the wit of Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and is a bit of a limp thing with an overwrought suspense element The big betrayal turns out to be pretty bland The most sympathetic characters are not as well developed as they might beI liked the book but I did not love it Would recommend it but without that urgency with which I have recommended other books In short a good entertaining and intelligently wrought book that just didn t set a fire to my imagination I can see how others would love it though Godwin is a fine writer I think this story just wasn t the story for me Too many shades of all ready done to death stories from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to Hellman s The Children s Hour I look forward to reading her other booksIn short just another book well written but only moderately engaging The main feeling was I had been down that street already and had a better time before

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The Finishing School
  • Gail Godwin
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
  • 9780345431905