Book discussion at Greensboro Library to take place on June 28

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GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Free Library will host a book discussion of Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro, on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 p.m., at the Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson Street, in Greensboro.

The discussion will be led by Stefani Cravedi.

The book is the story of Del Jordan, a young Canadian girl growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940s. It follows her through the carelessness of childhood, uneasy adolescence, the sexual awakening and joy of womanhood.

She is surrounded by women — her mother, an agnostic, opinionated woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother’s boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi.

Del explores the dark and brigh sides of womanhood as she grows up.

The book is a statement of political as well as artistic intent.

The public is invited to discuss it with others and learn about the problems of growing up in a rural town of the 1940s.

Lives of Girls and Women is available at the library. Call Librarian Mary Metcalf at (802) 533-2531 for more information.