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A Southern Exposure
A Southern Exposure
Author: Alice Adams
"A work that will be for many readers as memorable as the last decade's Superior Women, and her exquisite novel from the 1970s, Listening to Billie." — --San Francisco Chronicle — It is 1939, a brief, hopeful moment between the Depression and war. The Baird family--Harry, Cynthia, and their precocious daughter Abby--have escaped the burdens of the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449911136
ISBN-10: 0449911136
Publication Date: 10/29/1996
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A nice, meandering tale--the equivalent of a lazy summer afternoon. The tale sheds interesting light on its period--just after the big depression but before WWII--but is an otherwise fluffy tale of vapid and shallow characters with small and meaningless lives. Well written, but I just wasn't sure there was a point or a message---which may have been the point AND the message.
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