My old sweetheart
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
"Susanna Moore's novel astonished me--one of those brilliant objects that come along only rarely, all light on clear water, and then one realizes the faster currents underneath, the terrible swiftness of sex and time. " --Joan Didion In this mesmerizing novel, Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters. Lily Shields grows up amid the fragrance of night-jasmine and burning sugar cane, and the heady atmosphere of her mother's madness. For if Anna Shields is an island unto herself--fragile, glamorous, and fearfully needy--Lily is the bridge that connects her to reality. But now Lily is a young woman and a mother herself, self-exiled from Hawaii but still attached to Anna's tragedy. And as she tries to untangle those threads of love and loyalty, Moore gives us a novel of shimmering beauty and sadness. My Old Sweetheart is a small classic, perfectly formed and mysteriously wise. "Susanna Moore is a gifted and compelling novelist . . .nbsp;nbsp;in possession of her own unique voice." --The New York Times Book Review "I can't recall another novel like this about mothers and daughters. . . . Lily's mysterious, half-told tale delighted and touched me." --Susan Lydon, Village Voice
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|Grouping Title||my old sweetheart|
|Grouping Author||moore susanna|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-01 01:10:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-20 03:29:29AM|
|available_at_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|detailed_location_wilkinson||TELL WPL Adult Fiction|
|owning_location_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
Girls -- Fiction
Hawaii -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Women -- Drug use -- Fiction
|title_display||My old sweetheart|
|title_full||My old sweetheart / Susanna Moore|
|title_short||My old sweetheart|
Mothers and daughters