The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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Generous-hearted, smartly comic, 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 and relationships. After several relationships that have gone in the wrong direction, one with an older man and a few come-and-go boyfriends, Jane learns not only when to fish and when to cut bait, but who really makes the rules. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780786221684
0786221682
9780786221691
0786221690
Branch Call Number: FICTION BANK
Characteristics: 323 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

A nice little coming of age tale

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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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