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The Big Girls: Book summary and reviews of The Big Girls by Susanna Moore

The Big Girls

A Novel

by Susanna Moore

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The Big Girls by Susanna Moore
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  • Published May 2007
    240 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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The Big Girls is a powerful and audacious novel about the anarchy of families, the sometimes destructive power of the maternal instinct, the vitality and evil of communities, and the cult of celebrity—written in spare, evocative prose and with a bold understanding of the darkest, most hidden aspects of human nature.

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"Starred Review. Reading this heartbreaker is like watching a train wreck while dialing for help on your cellphone. You can't turn away." - PW.

"Starred Review. Moore brings electrifying prose and a richly compassionate viewpoint to her meditation on both the dark and the generous impulses at work in all of us." – Booklist.

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Susanna Moore Author Biography

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Susanna Moore is the author of seven novels, among them the 1995 thriller In the Cut, which was made into a film by Jane Campion, and My Old Sweetheart, which won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in 1945 in Pennsylvania, she was raised in Hawaii and worked as a model and script reader in Los Angeles and New York City before beginning her career as a writer.

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