Autobiography of Us Autobiography of Us

Autobiography of Us

A Novel

    • 3.3 • 93 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A gripping debut novel about friendship, loss and love; a confession of what passed between two women who met as girls in 1960s Pasadena, California
Coming of age in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena, California during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on, until one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, when a single act of betrayal changes everything. Decades later, Rebecca's haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her.

Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss is an achingly beautiful portrait of a decades-long bond. A rare and powerful glimpse into the lives of two women caught between repression and revolution, it casts new light on the sacrifices, struggles, victories and defeats of a generation.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Barbitz ,

Autobiography of us

A fast read, a somewhat depressing point of view. Sad commentary on the lives of women in the 50's and 60's. I am glad iread this book.

JP of the bay ,

No thanks

I really had to force myself to plow through this book. I did not enjoy any of the characters. So much whining. It got really depressing. It just kind of ended. It seemed as if the ending was rushed, whereas the the middle of the book should of been 300 pages less.

Adyburns ,

Autobiography of us

Disjointed, you never get to know the characters, too many distractions

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