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Books on Monday: Girls of Tender Age


Mary-Ann Tirone Smith's Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir came out early last year, but I didn't hear about it until the middle of December, when a publicist at the Free Press contacted me with the suggestion that the forthcoming paperback edition "would be of interest to you and to the readers of Daily Blague." It was certainly of interest to me. Although there's an awful crime at the center of the book, and a lot of other stuff that it would be difficult to be thankful for, Girls of Tender Age is a very funny book. Ms Smith's affection for her family and for the other people she grew up with beautifully tempers her indignation about some very unjust social contracts. Girls of Tender Age is a book to love.

Read more about Girls of Tender Age at Portico.


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