All the Finest Girls by Alexandra Styron
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Now in paperback, the acclaimed first novel that movingly charts the intersection of two lives, two worlds -- the story of a fierce and untameable young girl, growing up "privileged" in a New England household darkened by her parents' epically unhappy marriage, and the Caribbean nanny who has left her own family a thousand miles behind to live among strangers. At the heart of this vibrant and emotionally searing novel is a tale of finding a sense of belonging in an unexpected place.
-- Ideal for reading groups -- with a bound-in reading group guide. A novel sure to spark discussion about parent/child relationships.
 

About Alexandra Styron

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Alexandra Styron holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. All the Finest Girls is her first book.
 
Published February 28, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 280 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Yah must tink yah de only person in de goddamn world,’ ” Derek says to Addy when she tries to engage him in a conversation about her favorite subject (herself).

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Addy grows up feeling that Louise saved her from a loveless, terrifying existence, so when she learns as an adult that Louise has died, she impulsively flies to St. Clair for the funeral.

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Fragile and panicky as a colt, Adelaide Abraham flies to the Caribbean island of St. Clair for the funeral of her childhood nanny.

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