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The Member of the Wedding

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3 out of 5
Based on 86 Ratings and 86 Reviews

Book Description
Twelve-year-old Frankie Adams, longing at once for escape and belonging, takes her role as "member of the wedding" to mean that when her older brother marries she will join the happy couple in their new life together. But Frankie is unlucky in love; her mother is dead, and Frankie narrowly escapes being raped by a drunken soldier during a farewell tour of the town. Worst of all, "member of the wed... More
Book Information
PublisherMariner Books
BindingPaperback (65 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages176
ISBN-10B002ECEJ7M
Publication Date08/13/2004
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About Carson McCullers (Author) : Carson McCullers is a published author and an editor of children's books. Published credits of Carson McCullers include Sucker (Creative's Classics) and The Member of the Wedding.
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2/8/2015 Jack O'Rourke said:
Frankie Addams is a twelve year-old girl in a small, southern town in the Forties, during WWII. She is still a bit tom-boyish, but this spring finds her in a state of heightened awareness and tension, wanting something to happen, to be able to break out of her familiar but suffocating routine. She... more

tags: , old south, rites-of-passage, MG/YA novel

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