7427 ADAMS, Alice Superior Women
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 368 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper
Black quarter cloth binding lightly rubbed, spine ends lightly bumped; no binding problems. Page edges pale tan; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few closed tears. Pink portion of spine faded to tan, tiny skinned area on front panel, edges faintly yellowed.; The timeless coming-of-age novel about five young women who meet at Radcliffe College and together grow to maturity--through intrigues, ambitions, affairs, and marriages--from World War II to the 1980s.
Lavinia, Peg, and Cathy seem to have little in common save for their freshman status. None of them could know that their destinies are about to inextricably intertwine. Across four decades, as time and events upend their expectations, these five women discover their sexuality, reveal their secrets, and struggle with independence--sometimes surrendering, sometimes making stunning choices. A richly drawn, uncompromising novel about women's intimate, interior lives. The author graduated from Radcliffe College. ; Image is actual copy on offer.