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Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect "Dick and Jane" house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?
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Athena Public Library FIC WEI (Text) 37813000173479 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/08/2019 Available -
Baker Huntington Branch WEINER (Jennifer) (Text) 37814003460061 FICTION - NEW Book None 06/07/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Weiner, J (Text) 35178001762791 Adult Fiction Book None 06/19/2019 Available -
Elgin Public Library Weiner Jennifer M77 (Text) 37827000290067 Adult Fiction Book None 07/24/2019 Available -
Grant County Library AF WEINER (Text) 37845000539341 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 07/22/2019 Available -
Harney County Library FIC WEINE (Text) 37720000588947 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/13/2019 Available -
Hermiston Public Library FIC WEIN (Text) 37838000696682 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/03/2019 Available -
Joseph Public Library F WEI (Text) 30002000272831 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/03/2019 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Weine (Text) 37862000444935 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/21/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library WEINER, Jennifer (Text) 33330004476968 Adult Fiction Book None 11/01/2019 Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781501133480
  • ISBN: 1501133489
  • Physical Description: 466 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Atria Books, 2019.

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Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect "Dick and Jane" house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?
Subject: United States > Social conditions > 20th century > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.

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