Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

By: Kate Walbert

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From the award-winning author of "The Gardens of Kyoto" comes this 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.

Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, just like her characters, but also, in its cumulative effect, moving and sad. "Our Kind" is a brilliant, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the world of a generation and class of women caught in a cultural limbo.

Title: Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

Author Name: Kate Walbert

Categories: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scribner: 2004-03-23

ISBN Number: 0743245598

ISBN Number 13: 9780743245593

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 021218

Description: *** 1st Ed., 1st Printing Hardcover in Very Good +/Very Good condition. Binding tight, pages clean. No previous owner names. Very light jacket edgewear at spine. ***