Margarettown epub

by Gabrielle Zevin


Margarettown epub

ISBN: 0340896450

ISBN13: 978-0340896457

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; First Edition edition (June 30, 2005)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB book: 1766 kb

FB2 book: 1299 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 112

Other Formats: lrf lit azw txt





I love ms. Zevin's stories. Was Margaret really five people? I have no idea.

I love ms. I have read six of her stories and love five of them. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of . Fikry (2014), spent months on the New York Times Bestseller List, reached on the National Indie Best Seller List, and has been a bestseller all around the world.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the playful tradition of The Time Traveler's Wife comes an enchanting story about love in its many forms.

The debut novel of Gabrielle Zevin, for the first time as an e-book. It’s about a woman called Margaret Towne, and the man who falls in love with her. The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. Fun fact: the passages from The Late Bloomer in The Storied Life of . Fikry come from Margarettown. A droll piece of romantic whimsy, with an unexpected resonance. What he doesn’t know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once.

A man called N. travels to Margarettown with a woman he loves named Margaret Towne, inhabited solely by four women: Old Margaret, who is 77; 50-something Marge; 17-year-old Mia; and 7-year-old tomboy May. The novel is cast as a letter written by a dying N. to his and Margaret's daughter relaying their courtship and marriage.

When you love Margaret Towne, you love all the Margaret Townes. author of THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY. Toggle navigationMENU. A. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over-and see everything anew.

Gabrielle Zevin (born October 24, 1977, New York City) is an American author and screenwriter. Zevin's first novel Elsewhere was published in 2005. It also made the Carnegie long list.

Gabrielle Zevin Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books-an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

A Indie Next Pick and a LibraryReads Selection "This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love-love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory. Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child . Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books-an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

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GABRIELLE ZEVIN is the New York Times bestselling novelist of nine . Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is the New York Times bestselling novelist of nine novels, including The Storied. Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. She has also written books for young readers.

Gabrielle Zevin has an incredible gift for story telling, creating remarkably relatable and, usually, lovely characters, with such fantastic dialogues....I am forever amazed. I have read six of her stories and love five of them. "The hole we're in," i found highly depressing and I won't mention it again.

It's hard to say which story is my favorite but since I just finished Margarettown (or is it argarettow? ) this is my new favorite. This story is just an onion, with so many layers and meanings and lies and truths....... I'm not a writer so I can't accurately put down in words my hope that Ms. Zevin continues to find stories to write for all of us readers to revel in.
Good book by a fine writer
My first exposure to this talented author was "Elsewhere", which I highly recommend. Because I loved her writing style, I decided to pick up her first book. It was completely different and not necessarily in a good way.

It was so odd that I'm not sure I even know how to describe it. Margarettown is a physical place, yet somehow a symbolic representation of the many facets of a woman's personality. Sounds a bit strange, right? It is. Parts of it work well....and other parts were confusing and seemed disjointed. I'd love an author explanation of what she meant!

I'd read "Elsewhere" again, but this book - no. Skip it or, if you must, read a library copy. She *is* a talented author so I'll be looking for her next release, coming soon!
I found this novel to be slightly confusing at first but that past quickly. It was an interesting take on a not so conventional relationship.
Wife loved it
The story made absolutely no sense to me!!
A true disappointment
Margarettown is the strangest book I have ever read and I LOVED every word. Completely original, quirky, and thought provoking, I found it both funny and sad, somewhat relatable. The most unique book I have read in quite some time. It is the kind of book that begs to be read again. I will definitely be putting it on my re-read list.
I was another person back then," people are apt to say when explaining past deeds or ideologies. It is interesting to explore this idea of who we are and how we are ever changing, sometimes radically, over time. Through the course of our lives we have many roles, we often feel or seem like very different people than we once were. But there is a constant, an essence of who we truly are. Gabrielle Zevin, in her amazing debut novel MARGARETTOWN, explores this theme from three different angles --- by looking at how one man understands the woman he loves, how that woman understands her emotionally fractured self, and how their daughter will use the story of her parents, especially her mother, in her own life.

When N. meets Maggie Towne, he is a graduate student teaching assistant and she is a mysterious undergrad. N. is both frustrated and entranced with Maggie and will continue to feel that way the rest of his life. Their relationship moves fast and soon N. is on his way to upstate New York to visit Margaret's family in a town called Margarettown. There, instead of her parents, he meets Margaret's "family," the women who occupy her life. Old Margaret, Marge, Mia and May all live together in a house called Margaron. There is one other, Greta, who went crazy and killed herself. Still, Greta's ghost, her presence, is strong in the house. N. comes to realize that all these women are Maggie, or better said, Maggie is all these women. May is the carefree child she was, Mia the pouty and artistic teenager. Marge is the disappointed middle-aged woman she may become and Old Margaret the peaceful, reflective old woman. Greta is the dark side of Maggie, her fragile self barely under the surface.

How is N. to navigate a life with Maggie when she is ever changing and unpredictable? Can he love the bitter Marge and the damaged Greta? In examining these questions N. examines the nature of partnership and unconditional love. He examines his own successes and failures with Maggie and tries to understand fully the complex woman he is in love with.

Here the reader understands that Zevin is writing broadly about the complexity of all women and the challenges of all loves.

N. is not merely recalling his life with Maggie, reminiscing about the past and their love. He is dying and Maggie is already dead, and he is compelled to share the story with their daughter, Jane. For Jane, this story --- the story of N., Maggie and Margarettown --- will become the story, full of contradictions and metaphors, of her family and the mythology of the mother she grew up without. For Jane, N. tries to capture the elusive nature of Maggie and the magic of their love.

Zevin's prose is lyrical, funny, simple, elegant and bittersweet. The plot is interesting, original and magical, although verging on being overly contrived at moments. N.'s tale is part truth and part fairy tale, and he admittedly bends or reinterprets the truth as he writes for Jane (N.'s sister Bess, while demonstrating Zevin's point about the evolution of a woman through her lifetime and the transformative power of love, also serves as a voice of reason asserting itself from time to time throughout the novel). The Truth, Zevin seems to say, is subjective and often not as essential as the details.

MARGARETTOWN is a lovely short novel, a new type of love story: filled with classic romanticism and postmodern cynicism and introspection. Zevin is clearly talented and her first novel is highly recommended.

--- Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman