The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

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The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time. Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, hoping even to go, uninvited, on the honeymoon, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, more accepting than herself. “A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” (Detroit Free Press), The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best.


Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-old Frankie, a bored but sensitive young girl entering adolescence, has a difficult time dealing with the fuss over her older brother's wedding. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Her brother's wedding intensifies a twelve-year-old's need to be recognized as an important person.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780618492398
0618492399
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCULLERS
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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