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University of Missouri-Kansas City

Girl in a Library

Kelly Cherry


234 pages

ISBN 978-1-886157-66-8

Published 2009

Finalist, Library of Virginia People's Choice Awards

Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year

Girl in a Library is an essay collection about coming of age and asserting authority as a Southern woman writer and reader of her generation, as well as review essays about diverse Southern women writers. Essays touch upon such themes as cultural diversity, feminism, literary enthusiasm, and American culture. The collection ends with an autobiographical essay reflecting on the author’s own previous work. A serious yet often humorous collection, Girl in a Library is both poignant and surprising.