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Green is a novel about innocence lost: about the painful and often hilarious passage from youth to adulthood that we all must traverse. It is the story of Zoe McLaren, a Mormon girl of pioneer stock growing up in Monterey, California, during the 1950's. At odds with her prejudicial, convention-bound society, Zoe fancies herself a beatnik, a rebel with a cause - freedom - aGreen is a novel about innocence lost: about the painful and often hilarious passage from youth to adulthood that we all must traverse. It is the story of Zoe McLaren, a Mormon girl of pioneer stock growing up in Monterey, California, during the 1950's. At odds with her prejudicial, convention-bound society, Zoe fancies herself a beatnik, a rebel with a cause - freedom - and wishes above all to merge with something worthwhile. Yet she is a product of her times, a naive adventurer easily drawn down a precarious path. Zoe has a love affair with the father of her best friend, Margo, a brilliant African American girl adopted by a leftist Jewish couple, and marries a man of Native american descent who drags her off to Big Sur to "get back to the land." But the deep woods are not Walden, nor is her husband Thoreau. After great personal loss, Zoe learns that the answers she seeks are rooted neither in the untamed natural world nor in bookish idealism. They are, rather, a combination of voices, a reflection of the diversity of our culture. In the end, Zoe realizes she must shed her green skin and learn to live for herself....

Title : Green
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ISBN : 9780349108735
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Green Reviews

  • Rose
    2018-10-14 17:10

    A Mormon girl's journey through life in the 1950's. Touching with good characters. I wonder if she might write a sequel as, although novel is totally self-contained it only covers a few years, and the heroine is such an interesting person that I found myself wondering what might come next.

  • hagar
    2018-10-20 16:21

    I always love Sherwood's writing. This is a bit of a departure from her historical fiction, seeing as it takes place in the U.S. (albeit in the '50s). But it's got her usual beautiful turn of phrase and inquiry into the experience of being a woman. Touching, gripping.

  • R.J.
    2018-09-30 15:08

    I enjoyed this story of Zoe, a lovely, brainy yet awkward girl in beatnik San Francisco.