An Actual Life

An Actual Life

Book - 1996
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Virginia, 19, and her husband Buddy return to Buddy's hometown with their child in 1960, and Buddy seems to still love his high school girlfriend.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565121331
Branch Call Number: FIC Thom
Characteristics: 235 p


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Jul 17, 2018

I picked this book up after a great read of Ms. Thomas' 2000 autobiography Safekeeping which I gave 5 stars to, and I am glad to know that this was her earlier work from which she improved. The depiction of a young mother caught in a loveless nowhere shotgun marriage with an unfaithful husband was depressing as the marriage was and although it did display some of the author' wit and humor which later showed in Safekeeping it was too dark for me.


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