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The Resource Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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The New York Times–bestselling author's Whitbread Prize–winning debut—"Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel" (The Washington Post Book World). When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson's extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl's adolescence. Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette's insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind—and on reporting them with wit and passion—makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood. "If Flannery O'Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical first novel. . . . Winterson's voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you've never heard before." —Ms. Magazine
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Winterson, Jeanette
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  • LGBTQIA+ (Fiction)
  • Fiction
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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OVERDRIVE:70852d01-1847-4cf6-931a-c6d35b1750bc
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802198723
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optical disk
Label
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70852d01-1847-4cf6-931a-c6d35b1750bc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802198723
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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