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by Marilyn French

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Marilyn French
ISBN: 024113658X
ISBN13: 978-0241136584
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Thus. edition (1997)
Pages: 256
Fb2 eBook: 1476 kb
ePub eBook: 1100 kb
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Marilyn French was a novelist and feminist. Marilyn French, My Summer With George. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

Marilyn French was a novelist and feminist.

My Summer with George. A Novel of Love at a Certain Age. Marilyn French. For Barbara Greenberg with love. THEN GEORGE SAID: THE reason I don’t want to get involved with you, Hermione, is that I don’t want to end up a character in one of your novels. My mind, or maybe my heart, stopped. We were in a cab heading crosstown to the theater.

Home Marilyn French My Summer With George. He must have called me almost as soon as he returned to Manhattan. This made my heart turn over with a shudder and a bang, like an old car being cranked up. Hey. My summer with george, .

My Summer With George book. French joins Doris Lessing in believing that In 1977, Marilyn French inspired a generation of feminists with The Women's Room

My Summer With George book. French joins Doris Lessing in believing that In 1977, Marilyn French inspired a generation of feminists with The Women's Room. Twenty years later she still refuses to go quietly, play with the grandchildren, and prune the roses, as women of a certain advanced age are supposed to. Instead, she has written a romantic novel, and true to her youthful vigor, it is a subversive one. Marilyn French papers at the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY. php?title Marilyn French&oldid 909494064".

I had neglected to lower the blinds the night before, and light poured into the porch very early. The birds were intensely talkative, far more than usual, it seemed to me. ing about my presence on the porch. I lay there for a while-it was too early to get up-gazing out through the screens at the cool greenness that surrounded me, luxuriating in the sweetness and comfort of my life, the life I had been fortunate enough to end up with.

My Summer with George" is an ironic title for Marilyn French's latest novel in which Hermione Beldame does not spend the summer with George other than in her mind and conversation. George does come in and out of Hermione's life in New York City, but the novel is more about romantic love and its effects on sophisticated women than it is about actual romance. Hermione herself, a successful, spirited, sixty-something romance novelist, and the women in her life are as much or more interesting than George. They thoroughly discuss the role of romance in their lives. So she’s stunned when she meets George Johnson at a party and the Louisville journalist sweeps her off her feet. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. An unapologetically romantic novel about a woman who finds love in middle age After four marriages and numerous affairs, famed author Hermione Beldame doesn’t expect real life to play out like her bestselling romance novels. The handsome, seductive younger man is the epitome of southern charm. Suddenly, Hermione, who never believed in happily-ever-after, is passionately, obsessively in love.

My Summer with George is The Women's Room-1996. Once again, Marilyn French is challenging convention. -The Boston Sunday Globe. -The Baltimore SunHermione Beldame is a women's romance writer who has done quite well for herself. Survivor of four marriages and many affairs, she's not as young as she once was, and after years of success and solitude she finds herself lonely and in need of love. My summer with George. by. French, Marilyn, 1929-2009. Women novelists, Older women. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Comments to eBook My Summer With George
Fordrellador
Didn't buy this book for myself, it was for a friend that is a big Marilyn French fan. Book arrived in good condition. Good packaging. Told by friend this is a good read. Recommend seller.
Gavinranara
HIGHLY RECOMMEND.......
Shadowbourne
This book is a nice casual read with a lot of room for contemplation. I like that Marilyn French can bare a personal topic so openly, and it reads more like a biography than a novel.

All of us women have had crushes, and it helps to know that it's a condition we're capable of feeling at any age. That she writes it as the subject is clever because I felt the real story was the telling of the main character's past, not the summer of George.

Marilyn French is a gifted writer, and it's a pleasure to continue to read her books. I would have loved for George to step up to the relationship, but it's just like life that it didn't happen. That's what we women share is the belief that a romance is possible and a support system whenever it doesn't. It's good to be able to read about it.
Jum
I agree with all the negative reviews. Why the main character is attracted to George is beyond me (how many times did he say he hates women??), so her fantasies about him left me bewildered. George is a completely unsympathetic character and really shows very little interest in Hermione at all. I kept thinking the book would get better, but it never did and in the end, seemed completely pointless. Do not waste your time nor money.
Wymefw
"My Summer with George" is an ironic title for Marilyn French's latest novel in which Hermione Beldame does not spend the summer with George other than in her mind and conversation. George does come in and out of Hermione's life in New York City, but the novel is more about romantic love and its effects on sophisticated women than it is about actual romance. Hermione herself, a successful, spirited, sixty-something romance novelist, and the women in her life are as much or more interesting than George. They thoroughly discuss the role of romance in their lives. "My Summer with George" is actually a non-romance novel that examines how one woman is surprised by her longing for romance and relationship and lives more through the fantasy than the meager reality of it.
AGAD
I loved the previous novels by Ms. French, but this one leaves me feeling a bit sick.

Apparently the theme of her latest is that it is unacceptable for a man to enjoy speaking to a woman, have lunch with her when he is in town, but NOT intend to have a sexual relationship with her -- though he's given no indication he wants such a relationship, and reacts negatively to all physical advances by the woman.

It's hard enough for us single-by-choice women to find friends (male or female) without books like this scaring off the few men who still think friendship is possible!
Ral
I checked this book out of the library recently because I loved "The Women's Room." Honestly I can't believe this book was written by the same author. It seems as though this book was published on the strength of Marilyn French's name alone because it is a horrible, horrible book. First of all the writing style is choppy and inelegant, not at all enjoyable to read. Then, the premise of the story is ridiculous. The main character, a successful romance author in her mid 60s, inexplicably falls in love and lust with a man about whom she knows nothing, simply because he appears to be interested in her. Then she spends the next LONG portion of the book meeting up with a million different female friends one after another to tell them about her crush. She includes a brief description of each of her MANY friends. They are all amazing, vibrant women. Many of them have become lesbians after their husbands or lovers left them for much younger women. What is the point of this information? As she lists her friends one after another, it starts to feel like she is simply bragging about the number of friends she has. There's really no plot to this story and no explanation for why she is acting like a teenager, fantasizing and fixating on a man she barely knows when she is a mature woman in her mid 60s. I found the entire thing totally unbelievable, uncompelling, and unreadable. I didn't even make it to the end of the book. Please, don't waste your time.
Marilyn French has captured a reality that so many women feel but would never admit. If women can't relate to Hermione, it's because they're still young with all their options intact. I personally know three woman whose names could easily be inserted into this story as Hermione. Sure, nowadays we're all liberated and free and smart and have self-respect and money and all that stuff, but the need for love and the guaranteed loneliness that sometimes haunts us, especially when the options are narrowing, are a reality. There are things that never change in the human soul. Why Hermione was attracted to George (and her subsequent flight of fancy) is one of them. These things never change regardless of our disdain or dislike for them. And Marilyn French has written about it like no other writer has dared.
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