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Title:
Allegra Maud Goldman
Author:
Konecky, Edith.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1976]

©1976
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060124526
Format :
Book

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Summary

A special twenty-fifth anniversary edition relaunches this beloved classic coming-of-age nove, which was called "one of those rare delights... as wise as it is funny" (Alix Kates Shulman, Ms. magazine). This endearing novel chronicles the growth of the young Allegra in pre-World War II Brooklyn as she learns about sex, death, bigotry, family limitations, and what it means to be young and female and independent. Marketing Plans for "Allegra Maud Goldman": Advance review copies to booksellers Twenty-fifth anniversary press kit Strong media push Edith Konecky is the author of a second novel, "A Place at the Table," as well as short fiction and poetry.


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Booklist Review

Told in the first person, a sensitive, bittersweet tale of the childhood trials and tribulations of precocious Allegra, growing up in 1930s Brooklyn. (D 1 76)


Publisher's Weekly Review

As Allegra, an upper-middle-class Jewish girl in pre-WW II Brooklyn, ages from three to 13, she expresses her precocious opinions of school and family and attempts to defy the sometimes stifling, ``safe'' lifestyle in which she is raised. In its 1976 review, PW found this tale ``appealing and often very funny.'' (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved