A Girl's Life: Horses, Boys, Weddings, & LuckDe (autor) Marianne Gingher
en Limba Engleză Hardback – March 2001
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IndieFab awards (2001)
Arranged in a loose chronology, the tales document a southern white girl's middle-class initiation into the adult world. The first section, "Sanctuary", recalls Gingher's earliest impressions of family dynamics and shelter, a child's yearnings and resourcefulness. "Truths and Grit", the second section, deals with the tempering of bliss, a young girl's first encounters with corruption and mortality. In the final group of essays, "Metaphors and Pies", Gingher explores the contributions her recollections of childhood make in her ongoing trials as a parent and a writer. That her own childhood still informs and inspires her present life is perhapsits greatest legacy.
Did the way Marianne Gingher grew up compel her toward the writing life? Certainly the impact of that distant time, specific people and events, sensory-steeped moments, and the privilege of being allowed to dream as well as do enriched and fostered the writer's imagination. By turns funny, provocative, jubilant, and tender, A Girl's Life is perhaps most notable for both exalting and justifying the place of happiness in a writer's development.