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The Resource Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Label
Almost famous women : stories
Title
Almost famous women
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of stories that explores the lives of talented, gutsy women throughout history. Now Megan Mayhew Bergman resurrects these women, lets them live in the reader's imagination, so we can explore their difficult choices. Nearly every story in this collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity--she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band. We see Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde's troubled niece, Dolly; "West With the Night" author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay's sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions
Summary
This collection of short stories from the author of <i>Birds of a Lesser Paradise</i> depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392033
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergman, Megan Mayhew
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E7556
LC item number
A46 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
  • Women
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretty, grown-together children -- Siege at Whale Cay -- Norma Millay's film noir period -- Romaine remains -- Hazel Eaton and the wall of death -- Autobiography of Allegra Byron -- Expression theory -- Saving Butterfly McQueen -- Who killed Dolly Wilde? -- High-grade bitch sits down for lunch -- Internees -- Lottery, redux -- Hell-diving women
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition January 2015.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781476786568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)873006643
Label
Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretty, grown-together children -- Siege at Whale Cay -- Norma Millay's film noir period -- Romaine remains -- Hazel Eaton and the wall of death -- Autobiography of Allegra Byron -- Expression theory -- Saving Butterfly McQueen -- Who killed Dolly Wilde? -- High-grade bitch sits down for lunch -- Internees -- Lottery, redux -- Hell-diving women
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition January 2015.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781476786568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)873006643

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