The Appetites of Girls

The Appetites of Girls

Book - 2013
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For the audience that made Commencement a New York Times bestseller comes a novel about women making their way in the world. 

Self-doubting Ruth is coddled by her immigrant mother, who uses food to soothe and control. Defiant Francesca believes her heavy frame shames her Park Avenue society mother and, to provoke her, consumes everything in sight. Lonely Opal longs to be included in her glamorous mother's dinner dates--until a disturbing encounter forever changes her desires. Finally, Setsu, a promising violinist, staves off conflict with her jealous brother by allowing him to take the choicest morsels from her plate--and from her future. College brings the four young women together as suitemates, where their stories and appetites collide. Here they make a pact to maintain their friendships into adulthood, but each must first find strength and her own way in the world. 

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnams Sons a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2013]
ISBN: 9780399158421
Branch Call Number: MOSES
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 02, 2017

I absolutely loved the book, and devoured it. The story telling and details of each of the girls/women were so engaging and entertaining. A great read filled with enormity of heart. Poignant, haunting, beautiful. I can't say enough about how I loved the characters and their stories, their voices. High, high praise for this book!

Sep 20, 2014

Couldn't get into it, it was to draggy. I love to read I'll read anything. But couldn't get past chapter 2.


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