The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

Paperback - 2004
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Tall, awkward, and lonely, Frankie Addams has a vivid imagination but no friends. She spends most of her time in the kitchen, pouring out her heart to Berenice, the gentle family cook and housekeeper. Frankie's jealousy of her brother's impending marriage, and her curious belief that she must accompany him and his bride on their honeymoon in order to belong, drives her to strange measures. She devises a desperate plan, reinventing herself as the seemingly sophisticated F. Jasmine, a gawky beauty in a pink dress who looks closer to 16 than 12. But she's ill prepared for what follows from this troubling game of make-believe.
Published: New York : Mariner Books, 2004, c1973.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780618492398
0618492399
Branch Call Number: F MACC
Characteristics: 163 p. ;,20 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 11, 2013

"The greatest prose writer that the South produced."-Tennessee Williams
"If you forget about Faulkner and O'Connor."-Lukas Sherman
"Of all the Southern writers, (McCullers) is the most apt to endure."-Gore Vidal

Algonquin_Lisa Mar 10, 2011

I love southern literature, and McCullers works are - in my opinion - classics. Another coming of age story.

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Cabby
Aug 18, 2008

Recommended by Amanda Peet in People magazine. She named her daughter Frankie after the main character.

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