The Girls at 17 Swann Street

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

eBook - 2019
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Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2019.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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May 18, 2019


ArapahoeAlice Apr 16, 2019

A compelling story--read it one evening because I couldn't put it down. Very evident that the author understands anorexia and its vicious grip. Beautiful writing, wonderful relationship between the anorexic protagonist and her husband. Excellent portrayals of difficulties many anorexics have with relationships because the disease forces them into secret, desperate internal lives. Heartbreaking information about how many anorexics don't survive, either dying from the disease or committing suicide.

Apr 12, 2019

3.5 stars rounded to 4! Extraordinary debut novel by Yara Zgheib brings us into the mind of Anna Roux who suffers from anorexia and an intimate view of how the disease affects the mental health of millions of people.
While the story was an accurate portrayal of the workings of mental health, I felt at times the writing was choppy and the use of italics often times confusing. I would have liked a more thorough development of the supporting characters. Who was Philippe? I understood him to be Anna's dance instructor, but was there a past romance? Especially because I felt he played a major role in the development of Anna's disease.
Also, can I just say -- we all deserve a Matthias!

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