The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Book - 1999
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Seven stories on a woman's search for love, first as a defiant teenager and finally as a reluctant career girl. The heroine narrates, "There are stacks and stacks of How to Meet and Marry Mr. Right, and I take my copy up to the counter as furtively as if it were a girdle or vibrator."
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1999
ISBN: 9780670883004
067088300X
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 23 cm

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franque
Jul 03, 2015

Delightful, funny (especially at the beginning), and a great beach read for women who like women that tend to think a lot.

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hdowley
Jun 10, 2015

This was a generally easy and enjoyable read. The only thing about it that was a bit challenging was that there were often big jumps in time and perspective between chapters which made it hard to follow at times.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 16, 2014

This charming collection of linked stories features Jane Rosenal – a generous, insightful young woman growing up in confusing times. Jane is both light and serious, a lucky character drawn by a gifted writer. Recommended for readers who enjoyed Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston.

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skye97
Jan 23, 2011

I *like* (not love) Melissa Bank's style of writing. It is simple and straightforward, and though it doesn't delve too deeply into her characters' inner workings and motivations, it is entertaining. If this were a novel, I would have given it about 3 1/2 stars. However, it's actually a collection of short stories that are not even in chronological order, making it difficult to follow Jane's life. And, apparently one of the stories is about an entirely different character (though I didn't finish the book). So, if you like understated short stories that are not related other than (mostly) sharing the same main character, then this is the book for you.

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