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In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

Review:

"When it first appeared in 1976, Kirkus noted that 'nobody sings sadder songs of the way things were' than Yates....Kirkus celebrated Yates's strong suit, 'the thing he knows best — failure.' Its gravity 'gives all his books their vulnerability and makes them imperative then and now reading for many people.' And now again." Kirkus Reviews

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"An eloquent, moving novel, quietly poignant." Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post

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"The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal....The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight." Stewart O'Nan, The Boston Review

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"Extraordinarily good...written with the force and simplicity of absolute truth." The San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

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"[A] sad tale of marriage and divorce, and a still sadder one of sexual liberation." Charles McGrath, The New York Times Books of the Century

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"Invigorating and gripping....Every word works quietly to establish the illusion that things are happening by themselves....A literary achievement." Time

Synopsis:

In "The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

Synopsis:

Children of divorced parents, Sarah and Emily Grimes grow into two very different women as they struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past. "The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal".--"The Boston Book Review".

About the Author

Richard Yates was the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor, as well as the story collections Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Liars in Love, and The Collected Stories of Richard Yates. He died in 1992.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312278281
Author:
Yates, Richard
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Children of divorced parents
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 01-3213V/H
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.48 x 0.675 in

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Product details 240 pages Picador USA - English 9780312278281 Reviews:
"Review" by , "When it first appeared in 1976, Kirkus noted that 'nobody sings sadder songs of the way things were' than Yates....Kirkus celebrated Yates's strong suit, 'the thing he knows best — failure.' Its gravity 'gives all his books their vulnerability and makes them imperative then and now reading for many people.' And now again."
"Review" by , "An eloquent, moving novel, quietly poignant."
"Review" by , "The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal....The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight."
"Review" by , "Extraordinarily good...written with the force and simplicity of absolute truth."
"Review" by , "[A] sad tale of marriage and divorce, and a still sadder one of sexual liberation."
"Review" by , "Invigorating and gripping....Every word works quietly to establish the illusion that things are happening by themselves....A literary achievement."
"Synopsis" by , In "The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.
"Synopsis" by , Children of divorced parents, Sarah and Emily Grimes grow into two very different women as they struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past. "The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal".--"The Boston Book Review".
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