The Girls from Corona del Mar

Rufi Thorpe (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
June 09, 2015
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780804170079
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About the Author

RUFI THORPE received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her first novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar, was long-listed for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She lives in California with her husband and sons.

Reviews

Nominated for the International Dylan Thomas Prize
Nominated for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

"A ravishing, stay-up-all-night reading kind of novel--a sad, funny, almost impossibly good debut." --MORE

"I'm still thinking and dreaming about this book and the heartbreakingly real women I met in its pages." --Emily Gould, author of Friendship

"A slim book that leaves a deep impression. . . . Depicts friendship with affection and brutality, rendering all its love and heartbreak in painstaking strokes." --Los Angeles Times

"Just when you believe the ubiquitous 'literature is dead' declarations are true, there comes a novel like The Girls from Corona del Mar." --The Boston Herald


"A knockout. . . . Worldly, rambunctious, feminist, morally interrogative." --Elle

"Will nail you right in the heart." --Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk


"A gratifyingly honest dispatch from the battle lines of young womanhood." --Entertainment Weekly


"One of those rare books that breaks down the wall between reality and fiction; the entire time I read this book I ached as if it were my own best friend whose life was unraveling before me. . . . Rufi Thorpe is a brilliant writer." --Vanessa Diffenbaugh, bestselling author of The Language of Flowers

"Female friendship gets its literary due. . . . [A] beautifully unfiltered study of two lives in parallel, and the confluence and reversal that gives shape to each." --Vogue.com

"[A] funny, sad, delightful debut." --Anton DiSclafani, author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

"Elegant yet intense . . . . Take the time to get to know The Girls from Corona del Mar and contemplate the beautiful and thorny--even agonizing--sides of friendship." --BookPage

"Rufi Thorpe's open-hearted, open-eyed debut tells the engrossing story of a long friendship between two complex women. . . . Generous, soulful, and tough." --Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me

"Powerful" --The Huffington Post

"Full of heart. As Thorpe chronicles a complicated friendship across decades, continents and reversals in fortune, she brings to life two unforgettable characters." --J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Maine and The Engagements

"Enchanting." --Glamour

"I could say this is a remarkable debut by a gifted new voice in fiction; or that it's a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a difficult friendship; or that it has something entirely new to say about how we approach and occupy motherhood. But really, what's most impressive is its incredible vitality, its searing intensity." --Ann Packer, bestselling author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier


"Rich and introspective, The Girls from Corona del Mar is a friendship story with the literary refinement such 'best friends stories' deserve." --PopMatters.com