Country Girl - A Memoir-logo

Country Girl - A Memoir

Edna O'Brien

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.
More Information

Description:

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:00:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

59:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

38:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

40:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:26