The girls: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(5)
4 star
 
(12)
3 star
 
(14)
2 star
 
(5)
1 star
 
(1)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780812998603
081299860
9780147523990
9780147524027
9780812998610
UPC:
9780147523990
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d83ca01a-982f-5e52-df6e-130d2f8819ad
Grouping Title girls
Grouping Author cline emma
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-23 04:38:34AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-23 04:50:01AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 McClain, Cady, 1969-
author Emma Cline
author2-role McClain, Cady,1969-
author_display Emma Cline
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills
Central
Shirlington
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
Audiovisual
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Fiction
Aurora Hills Audiovisual
Central Adult Fiction
Shirlington Adult Fiction
Shirlington Audiovisual
Westover Adult Fiction
display_description Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park whom she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle. Evie, grateful for their charismatic leader's attention, the sense of family the group offers, and the assurance of the girls, is swept into their chaotic cult existence. As things turn darker, her choices become riskier. A wonderfully written debut novel about the harm we can do, to ourselves and others, in our hunger for belonging and acceptance. --
format_arlington Audiobook on CD
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_arlington Audio Books
Books
eBook
id d83ca01a-982f-5e52-df6e-130d2f8819ad
isbn 081299860
9780147523990
9780147524027
9780812998603
9780812998610
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b19053435 .i20677832 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Aug 07, 2019 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i20630852 Aurora Hills Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 3, 2019 Sep 11, 2018 aaf
ils:.b19053435 .i20704549 Shirlington Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 15, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 saf
ils:.b19053435 .i20630906 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Aug 10, 2018 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i20704525 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Jun 23, 2019 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i21096739 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Jun 28, 2019 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i20704598 Aurora Hills Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Jun 18, 2019 aaf
ils:.b19053435 .i20662294 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 10, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i20631820 Westover Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 6, 2019 Aug 07, 2019 waf
ils:.b19053435 .i20704586 Central Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 7, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 caf
ils:.b19053435 .i20648339 Shirlington Adult Fiction F CLINE 1 false false Due Sep 3, 2019 Aug 03, 2019 saf
overdrive:92b1d1b2-013f-4971-9554-c8ae88802e06 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 6 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
overdrive:379c1aa5-3c1b-4c41-bfc3-000921c40feb -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 20 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:.b19094991 .i2075517x Aurora Hills Audiovisual CD F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Dec 08, 2018 aafab
ils:.b19094991 .i20640808 Shirlington Audiovisual CD F CLINE 1 false false On Shelf Sep 28, 2018 safab
itype_arlington
Audiobook on CD
Hardback
last_indexed 2019-08-23T08:50:01.324Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington CD F CLINE
F CLINE
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills
Central
Shirlington
Westover
primary_isbn 9780812998603
primary_upc 9780147523990
publishDate 2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b19053435 Book Books First edition. English Random House, c2016. 355 pages ; 22 cm.
overdrive:92b1d1b2-013f-4971-9554-c8ae88802e06 eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2016
overdrive:379c1aa5-3c1b-4c41-bfc3-000921c40feb eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2016
ils:.b19094991 Audiobook on CD Audio Books Unabridged. English Books on Tape ; [2016] 8 audio discs (9 hr., 46 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b19053435 .i20677832 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20630852 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20704549 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20630906 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20704525 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i21096739 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20704598 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20662294 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20631820 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20704586 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b19053435 .i20648339 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
overdrive:92b1d1b2-013f-4971-9554-c8ae88802e06 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:379c1aa5-3c1b-4c41-bfc3-000921c40feb -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b19094991 .i2075517x On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b19094991 .i20640808 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Communal living -- California -- Fiction
Counterculture -- Fiction
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display The girls : a novel
title_full The Girls A Novel
The girls : a novel / Emma Cline
title_short The girls :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction
Literature
upc 9780147523990