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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories (2004) [Novel]
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A witty and incisive novel about the lives and attitudes of a group of women -- once country-club housewives; today divorced, independent, and breaking the rules.

In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the dreams and reality of a group of women who came into the quick rush of adulthood, marriage, and child-bearing during the 1950s. Narrating from the heart of ten companions, Walbert subtly depicts all the anger, disappointment, vulnerability, and pride of her characters: "Years ago we were led down the primrose lane, then abandoned somewhere near the carp pond."

Now alone, with their own daughters grown, they are finally free -- and ready to take charge: from staging an intervention for the town deity to protesting the slaughter of the country club's fairway geese, to dialing former lovers in the dead of night.
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Original title: Our Kind: A Novel in Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsLinked Stories/novel In Stories

Edition #1: Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

Our Kind: A Novel in Stories (2004)
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Language: English

  • "I have never been a fan of 'related short stories'... Walbert has changed my mind about this...startling and cumulative." The New York Times
  • "Walbert adores her characters...they're...giddy, resilient possessors of a girlish beauty. They have a blast; the reader does too." Organic Style
  • "A portrait emerges from selective moments--some sharp and painful, others tender and questing. They evoke all the details." Chicago Tribune
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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories (2004)

ISBN: 0743245598

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