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In Her Day Mass Market Paperback – Oct 1 1988

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (Oct. 1 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553275739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553275735
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.1 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #782,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For years a "lost" collector's item, here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle, and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling quips. Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day takes a loving swipe at the charged political atmosphere of Greenwich Village in the early seventies. Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust--until she crashes into Ilse, a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance of youth. Blazing with rhetoric, their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno. Ilse campaigns to get Carole to join The Movement, but forty-four-year-old Carole and her zany peers have twenty years of fight behind them and are wary of causes bogged down in talk. After all, says Carole's best friend, the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate. Her idea of subversion is hiring a Rolls-Royce to go to McDonald's. In Her Day, with its infectious merriment and serious underpinnings, proves that if politics is the great divider, humor is the ultimate restorative.

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
"In Her Day" is feminism at her worst. The story follows the romantic tryst between Isle, a 20-something activist zealously fighting the cause for women's rights, and Carole, the experienced, 40-something art professor who has figured out how to choose her battles wisely. Together the two argue women's ideologies. That's about it. Add a cast of quirky-but- lackluster characters and you've got a novel doesn't amount to much. There was just too much opinion and not enough emotion. There was nothing human about the characters that made me care about them. Definitely not a good read as I labored through it far longer than I should.
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By A Customer on March 27 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having read every book Rita Mae Brown has ever published, I have to say that this is still one of my favorites. The characters are, as always, beautifully developed in the ceaselessly witty storyline she is famous for. This is one of the few lesbian romances you can feel good about reading in public and sharing with everybody.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9d576678) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x9d5da468) out of 5 stars Have you made the acquaintance of Rita Mae Brown yet? Nov. 10 2003
By Peggy Vincent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Have you made the acquaintance of Rita Mae Brown yet?
In her day is Rita Mae Brown's 2nd novel, and it's a goodie, full of quirky characters, cracking wit, wicked humor - and also full of love for her fellow flawed humans. Brown, for those who don't know, is lesbian, and she's at her best dealing with characters who come up against surprising twists in their own sexual yearnings.
Okay. In Her Day deals with Carole (with an `e'), a cerebral art history professor who is cool, cool, cool until she bangs smack dab into Ilse, a feminist in full battle regalia. Romance, shall we say, ensues. But there's trouble due to the fact that Ilse is significantly younger then Carole, so there are generational issues to resolve in the feminism wars.
...It's great.
Read it.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d376234) out of 5 stars One of Her Best March 27 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having read every book Rita Mae Brown has ever published, I have to say that this is still one of my favorites. The characters are, as always, beautifully developed in the ceaselessly witty storyline she is famous for. This is one of the few lesbian romances you can feel good about reading in public and sharing with everybody.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d4480d8) out of 5 stars Great story on the May-December relationship March 5 2006
By Echo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is a bit slow to start, but after you get into the characters, you begin to see a wonderful display of what happens in a May-December relationship (one much older than the other). Throughout the story, you are given equal information about both sides, what they are feeling and how thier totally different lives feed off of each other, that is until they are in the bedroom. That is where they put aside their differences. A good read, a great storyline, and another brilliant book from Rita Mae Brown.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d451b1c) out of 5 stars Rita Mae Nov. 23 2008
By jordyn skye - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
If your lookingh at this maybe you know Ritas work absolutely fantastic and she does it again. Just perfect!
HASH(0x9d75112c) out of 5 stars She's done better Oct. 28 2014
By Mariapat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Possibly her worst book.stick characters moved around by Brown's philosophy (which I share) but clumsy writing and reading.


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