The Guineveres

The Guineveres

eBook - 2016
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"In the vein of The Virgin Suicides, a dazzling debut novel about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781250086600
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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njon38
Feb 16, 2017

It’s possible a catholic background is necessary to fully appreciate this coming of age story of four girls named Guinevere who bond for the simply reason of their names after each was abandoned by their family in a convent/orphanage. Domet totally nails the magical thinking and vulnerability of teen-age girls.

laurabrary Oct 27, 2016

I really enjoyed this unique coming-of-age story. Four girls named Guinevere become close after being left by their families to grow up in a convent, from which they desperately want to escape. They see a chance to leave when wounded soldiers arrive at the convent, and the girls form a plan to return to the outside world to nurse "their boys"--if the boys ever wake up from their comatose states. Charming and bittersweet, the book shows us how the girls wrestle with questions of friendship, faith, and forgiveness. I loved Sarah Domet's writing--she created a beautiful and melancholic world filled with hope and tragedy and characters who embodied the same qualities. I'm already eager to read more from her.

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