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Jo's Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit, and Real Life Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-05-28 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0807062111
LANGUAGE:English

" Jo’s girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit, and Real Life is a collection of true adventure stories and short fiction involving strong and rebellious women. Many of the authors are well-known writers such as Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Annie Dillard, and Toni Morrison. This is a collection that one might find on the bedside table of Lisbeth Salander. " said.

"This book is a treat for girls and women, and maybe for interested guys. It is an anthology of stories by literary women writers. Their stories span the life phases from a girl's childhood to stories of women in their seventies. The main theme is the expression of independent spirit of girls and women, and the challenges to it. Such writers who were never afraid to support a feminist perspective - Paley, Munro, Beauvoir, Bambara, Morrison, Kincaid and many others - write with an emotional palette ranging from the hilariously funny to the tragic.
I read this book with my daughter when she was thirteen. Every night we read one of these stories. Forty some nights (we did not always get through a complete story in one night). The book stimulated conversations between us about such complex issues as self-image, awakening sexuality, the confusing behavior of adults (from my daughter's perspective), mother-daughter-love, sexual relationships, gay relationships, loss and death.
I am not sure if it is still in print. I bought it in a second-hand store. If you can find it, it will take you on a journey whether you have a daughter or not, and whether you know most of the stories or not. The arrangement in life phases puts some of these well-known stories in a new perspective.
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