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From the acclaimed novelist, playwright, and journalist Laura Cunningham, a coming of age story and enchanting memoir of childhood

"Here is Lily Moore at 10, as judged by her fifth grade teacher: 'Unsatisfactory...Hair matted, uncombed, disheveled appearance. Soil under nails.' She has in addition been AWOL from school for 37 full and 38 half days...She lives in a bizarre apartment whose living room furnishings consist of a gold lame castro convertible and two pink bath mats--her choice. She shares the habitation with a senile old woman and two bachelors, one of whom habitually cooks popcorn for breakfast wearing a pith helmet...All indications to the contrary notwithstanding. Lily is living a blessed life, as depicted in Laura Cunningham's unromantic, spare, funny, enchanting memoir." --The Washington Post

"A wonderfully vivid chronicle of a young girl's coming of age...funny and sad, irreverent and generous...A model memoir." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Sharp-witted and funny but never mean. A lovely novelistic memoir." --Julie Salamon, The Wall Street Journal

"Original, quirky, poignant, and hilarious." --Los Angeles Times

"A winner...life-affirming." --San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

 

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This classic and funny memoir of a wildly unorthodox Bronx childhood in the 1950s tells the story of a girl who starts out fatherless, is orphaned at age eight, is raised by two extremely odd strangers who happen to be her uncles, and slowly accumulates for herself an eccentric but deeply loving family.

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Laura Shaine Cunningham is a playwright and journalist whose fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Vogue, and Mirabella, among other publications. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for her writing and theatrical work, Cunningham divides her time between New York City and her "place in the country."

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gen08, October 17, 2008 (view all comments by gen08)
A charming book about strange but delightful people and written with grace and style.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781573228237
Author:
Cunningham, Laura Shaine
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Cunningham, Laura Shaine
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Bronx (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
[10]
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25x5.30x.69 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This classic and funny memoir of a wildly unorthodox Bronx childhood in the 1950s tells the story of a girl who starts out fatherless, is orphaned at age eight, is raised by two extremely odd strangers who happen to be her uncles, and slowly accumulates for herself an eccentric but deeply loving family.
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