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The Prettiest Girls in Euphoria, Kansas - Bruce Kellner
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2010, ISBN: 9781595690692

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[SR: 474299], Kindle Edition, Kindle eBook, Mondial, English, Mondial, eBooks, Mondial, 2010-11-08, Mondial, Bruce Kellner's new novel examines the troubling pull of the past: In The Prettiest Girls in Euphoria, Kansas, literary biographer Bruce Kellner probes the fragmented nature of memory in a narrative that does not tell time by clocks or remember it by calendars. On a midwestern farm in the last century, a boy is forced to come of age in a colorful family of dysfunctional women, scarred by the unfulfilled dreams of his alcoholic mother, his strange spinster aunts, his malevolent nieces, and especially "the prettiest girls in Euphoria, Kansas," his five unforgettable sisters. The hapless lives of frigid Emily, beautiful Louella, the competitive but dim twins Verda and Opal, and baleful Alice (also the lives of the losers they marry or don't) range from hilarious to heartbreaking. Inevitably, these women - equally appealing and appalling - dominate their much younger "Brother," an identity he can only escape by fleeing from them. Now, as a man in late middle-age, Brother must return to the town he escaped long before, in an attempt to cope with the shards of memory that have always haunted him. The impact of the past on the present dominates Kellner's novel, through the erratic, mysterious power of memory, simultaneously faithful and unreliable. "Memory is our sixth sense," Brother observes. "Is the fading of the other ones as we grow older the reason why memories of the past grow stronger?" As he sifts through his family's legends, his sisters' overwhelming personalities, and the enduring influence of his father, Brother's fragmented memories are woven with bitter nostalgia and earthy humor into an indelible account of a family's emotional history. By turns whimsical, bawdy, poignant, and heartfelt, The Prettiest Girls in Euphoria, Kansas examines not only the empowering sense of the past on the present but the indestructible threads that bind families together.About the AuthorBruce Kellner is the author of Winter Ridge (Mondial, 2008; ISBN 9781595690692), a novel about the coming of old age and rediscovered love. He has published books about writers Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten, and Donald Windham, and about artists Ralph Barton and Charles Demuth. He compiled the first Harlem Renaissance encyclopedia, and he has written two memoirs: Kiss Me Again: An Invitation to a Group of Noble Dames, and What's For Dinner Also Breakfast Lunch and In Between. He is a Millersville University Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania., 4456, Humor, 86, Entertainment, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10177, Historical, 10134, Genre Fiction, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 157059011, Historical Fiction, 157028011, Fiction, 154606011, Kindle eBooks, 133141011, Categories, 133140011, Kindle Store

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Winter Ridge: A Love Story - Bruce Kellner
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Mondial. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!, Mondial

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Mondial. Paperback. GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable., Mondial

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Mondial, 2008-02-14. Paperback. Very Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service., Mondial, 2008-02-14

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