The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Paperback - 2000
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The New York Times bestselling classic of a young woman's journey in work, love, and life
 
"In this swinging, funny, and tender study of contemporary relationships, Bank refutes once and for all the popular notions of neurotic thirtysomething women." --Entertainment Weekly
 
"Truly poignant." -- Time
 
Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. Soon Jane is swept off her feet by an older man and into a Fitzgeraldesque whirl of cocktail parties, country houses, and rules that were made to be broken, but comes to realize that it's a world where the stakes are much too high for comfort. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out universal issues, puts a clever new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to come of age as a young woman.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2000, c1999.
ISBN: 9780140293241
0140293248
Branch Call Number: FIC/Bank 6173mb 1
Characteristics: 274 p.

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franque
Jul 03, 2015

Delightful, funny (especially at the beginning), and a great beach read for women who like women that tend to think a lot.

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hdowley
Jun 10, 2015

This was a generally easy and enjoyable read. The only thing about it that was a bit challenging was that there were often big jumps in time and perspective between chapters which made it hard to follow at times.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 16, 2014

This charming collection of linked stories features Jane Rosenal – a generous, insightful young woman growing up in confusing times. Jane is both light and serious, a lucky character drawn by a gifted writer. Recommended for readers who enjoyed Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston.

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skye97
Jan 23, 2011

I *like* (not love) Melissa Bank's style of writing. It is simple and straightforward, and though it doesn't delve too deeply into her characters' inner workings and motivations, it is entertaining. If this were a novel, I would have given it about 3 1/2 stars. However, it's actually a collection of short stories that are not even in chronological order, making it difficult to follow Jane's life. And, apparently one of the stories is about an entirely different character (though I didn't finish the book). So, if you like understated short stories that are not related other than (mostly) sharing the same main character, then this is the book for you.

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