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The Resource Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Label
Almost famous women : stories
Title
Almost famous women
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fascinating lives of the characters in "Almost Famous Women" have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Now Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of "Birds of a Lesser Paradise," resurrects these women, lets them live in the reader's imagination, so we can explore their difficult choices. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity--she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band. We see Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde's troubled niece, Dolly; "West With the Night" author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay's sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions. --Publisher
Member of
Summary
This collection of short stories depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392033
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergman, Megan Mayhew
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who killed Dolly Wilde?
  • High-grade bitch sits down for lunch
  • Internees
  • Lottery, redux
  • Hell-diving women
  • Pretty, grown-together children
  • Siege at Whate Cay
  • Norma Millay's fiolm noir period
  • Romaine remains
  • Hazel Eaton and the wall of death
  • Autobiography of Allegra Byron
  • Expression theory
  • Saving Butterfly McQueen
Control code
ocn873006643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
236 p.
Isbn
9781476786568
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)873006643
Label
Almost famous women : stories, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who killed Dolly Wilde?
  • High-grade bitch sits down for lunch
  • Internees
  • Lottery, redux
  • Hell-diving women
  • Pretty, grown-together children
  • Siege at Whate Cay
  • Norma Millay's fiolm noir period
  • Romaine remains
  • Hazel Eaton and the wall of death
  • Autobiography of Allegra Byron
  • Expression theory
  • Saving Butterfly McQueen
Control code
ocn873006643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
236 p.
Isbn
9781476786568
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)873006643

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