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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Glimmering Girls by Merrill Joan Gerber

For those women who went to college during the late 50s and early 60s this novel will certainly strike some cords of rememberence. The "protection" of the fragile female by wrapping her in layers of rules in the dorms; the limited aspirations of most girls to teaching, nursing, or wedded bliss; and the general silliness of many college activities are well-limned in this novel. Francie, Liz, and Amanda explore that life and the rebellion that it inspires in this short novel.

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