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The year of needy girls

Smith, Patricia A.

The year of needy girls

by Smith, Patricia A.

  • 22 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murder,
  • Culture conflict,
  • Lesbians,
  • Teachers,
  • Identity (Psychology),
  • Small cities,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Partners Deirdre Murphy and Sara Jane Edmonds have just moved into their first home in Bradley, Massachusetts, a small town where Deidre teaches at Brandywine Academy. Beloved by her students, Deidre"s world explodes when she is falsely accused of a heinous crime.

    Edition Notes

    StatementPatricia A. Smith
    The Physical Object
    Pagination333 pages
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27225996M
    ISBN 101617754870
    ISBN 109781617754876
    LC Control Number2016935225
    OCLC/WorldCa945949039

    Book Reading & Signing with Cheryl Pallant, author of Ginseng Tango, and Patty Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls. The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths."— VA Living Magazine "Smith conveys the impact of this prejudicial hostility on two young women who are struggling to make their way in an intolerant world with a tender and delicate understanding in this nuanced tale of.

    The needy girls of the title, in case you were wondering, are the incumbent high-school sophomore students (that’s Year 11 in the UK) at the exclusive all-girls Brandywine Academy. The title particularly refers to those girls who make up the French class of the focal character – Deirdre Murphy.   Patricia A. Smith’s widely acclaimed debut novel, The Year of Needy Girls (Akashic Books ), uses abduction, abuse, and murder; same-sex relationships, homophobia, and community paranoia to construct a book that immediately grips the reader.

    Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Lesbian Fiction!"Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations."&#;Bay Area Reporter"A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local b.   The Year of Needy Girls by Patricia A. Smith. Paperback: pages Publisher: Kaylie Jones Books (January 3, ) ISBN ISBN Pre-Order on Amazon. Description: A young boy’s murder unleashes chaos in the life of .


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The Year of Needy Girls by Patricia A. Smith is a recommended novel that explores small town bigotry. Residents of Bradley, a small Massachusetts town, are all on edge when 10 year old Leo Rivera, a kid living on the wrong side of town, is kidnapped/5(44).

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths.”— VA Living Magazine “Smith conveys the impact of this prejudicial hostility on two young women who are struggling to make their way in an intolerant world with a tender and delicate understanding in this nuanced tale of /5(37).

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths."--VA Living Magazine. Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January !/5(37).

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths.” —Virginia Living Magazine “A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt.

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths." — VA Living Magazine. Included in BookRiot 's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January !Brand: Akashic Books. The Year of Needy Girls by Patricia A.

Smith. The Year of Needy Girls by Patricia Smith was released in by Akashic Books. The concept is good, a lesbian couple living a small New England town where a horrific murder of a young boy occurs. There are so many ways to build a story around this.

Though I was ultimately disappointed, this is a four-star read. The Year of Needy Girls Patricia Smith. Akashic/Jones, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book. Smith’s debut novel is a tense story about a small town swept up in. Patricia A. Smith. likes.

This is my official author page. Jump to. Sections of this page. author of The Year of Needy Girls. Reading at Andover Bookstore. A book reading & signing with Leslie Pietrzyk, author of Silver Girl, Unnamed Press, in conversation with Patty Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls.

Followers: THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS. by Patricia Smith. BUY NOW FROM The most promising part of this book is the depiction of Deirdre’s teaching, but it's buried under an avalanche of half-baked elements: police work on the two cases, unconvincing letters to the local paper.

The Year of Needy Girls starts with a really strong premise, but ultimately fails to deliver on what it sets out to do. The reader is drawn in by the dueling plot lines: the horrific rape and murder of a young boy on the other side of town and the accusations against the main character, Deirdre, of sexually assaulting one of her female students.

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths."--VA Living Magazine. Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January   Synopsis. A young boy's murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town.

Bradley, Massachusetts is in many ways a typical small New England town, but a river divides it in half-on one side, the East End: crowded triple-deckers, the Most Precious Blood parish, and a Brazilian immigrant community; and on the other, the West End: renovated Victorians, Author: Patricia A.

Smith. Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Lesbian Fiction "Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations."--Bay Area Reporter"A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt Smith's crisp prose and dedication to realistic moral.

Wednesday, Ma Patricia Smith’s debut novel, “The Year of Needy Girls,” takes place in a small town in Massachusetts upended by the murder of a young this charged atmosphere, Deirdre, a high school French teacher, loses her job after one of her students surprises her with a kiss.

The Year of Needy Girls is an intelligent and captivating read that will spur readers to question their own truths."--VA Living Magazine. Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January Get this from a library.

The year of needy girls. [Patricia A Smith] -- Partners Deirdre Murphy and Sara Jane Edmonds have just moved into their first home in Bradley, Massachusetts, a small town where Deidre teaches at Brandywine Academy. Beloved by her students. Title: The Year Of Needy Girls Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Janu Publisher: Akashic Books Language: English.

The Year of Needy Girls explores how a community responds to crisis. Like many towns, Bradley has poor people, immigrants, and middle and elite classes.

Deidre, a teacher, wants to live and work on the right side of town. The tragedy of the book is that Deidre's brilliant and dedicated teaching gets lost in : Miriam Downey. The Year of Needy Girls | Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Lesbian Fiction "Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations."--Bay Area Reporter"A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt Smith's crisp prose and Brand: Kaylie Jones Books.

The Year of Needy Girls poses all these questions and takes a good while to answer them. Still, an enjoyable read, if at times fraught as the reader follows S.J. and Deidre as community events pull them in different directions/5(17). The Year of Needy Girls by Particia A Smith Deirdre is an excellent school teacher.

She teaches French and has lots of items she's brought back from her travels to Paris.Book Reading & Signing with Cheryl Pallant, author of Ginseng Tango, and Patty Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls. Patricia A. Smith views Janu