The Heroines

The Heroines

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Thirteen-year-old Penny and her mother Anne-Marie encounter great women from classic works of literature when they turn up at all hours of the day and in all manners of distress to their B&B.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781416548102
1416548106
Characteristics: xiv, 233 p.

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KCWeimer
Jun 21, 2016

The premise held great potential. The author did not deliver. Quite disappointing.

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ClaireM_W
Jul 21, 2012

Well written, a page turner, and actually of the 'Young Adult' genre, but don't tell anyone lest we discourage sales.

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DavidB
May 13, 2009

This incredible book illustrates the strength and relevance of the female characters from classic fiction. Women have generally been regarded as "secondary" characters through out history; figuratively and literally as well as literarily.

After reading this book I thought about those women charcters from less progressive times and thought of them in a whole new light. This book has inspired me read a dozen other books so I can met these heroines for myself.

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gailygirl
Apr 28, 2009

This is a little jewel of a book. A very easy, but quirky and interesting read. Quite imaginative. I've recommended this to several people with good resuts.

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DavidB
May 15, 2009

We rarely had guests at the Homestead during the winter break. I had talked my mom into paying me two dollars an hour to sit at the front desk (I was saving for new bedroom decorations), and I always enjoyed listening to the top songs of the year on WLS while reviewing the guest registry. Visits from Heroines in 1973 had been a little slim. March had brought Daisy Buchanan (a real pain): in August Ophelia had arrived. The clock ticked, and I was so bored I alomost wished another Heroine would waltz through the door. As if I had some gift of conjuring (which I didn't), the door banged open and a woman staggered into the foyer. Her black hair was wild, her face as white as the snowy birch trees outside. She had mauve circles beneath her eyes, but one glimpse at their jade colour and her tiny waist told me instantly who she was, though she wasn't quite as beautiful as Vivien Leigh. She reached a shaky hand to the desk for support, then collapsed on the cold tile with a sickening thud.

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