July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Sparking enthusiasm for a play about the founding of their North Carolina mountains Catholic girls' school, a charismatic ninth grader and her recently orphaned best friend set in motion a series of events that have decades-long ramifications. By a three-time National Book Award finalist. Reprint.
In the year 2001, Mother Suzanne Ravel ruefully remembers the events from half a century before, when two headstrong girls in her North Carolina Catholic girls school staged a play, and a revolt, that left her permanently scarred. As in any true Southern tale, the seeds of the incident go much further back, to Ravel's own school days--when her sanctimonious attitude altered the life of two identical twins, and lead to a long-standing grudge. Gail Godwin's UNFINISHED DESIRES captures the complex and sometimes dark desires that motivate a large cast of female characters over multiple generations.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Education, Family + Friendship, Historical Fiction, Religion + Beliefs, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Gail Godwin
- Online Item #: 12360809
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-0820
- ISBN: 9780345483218
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported