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Shinnys Girls: The Trilogy Mary    Burns

Shinnys Girls: The Trilogy

Mary Burns

Published June 22nd 2013
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Kindle Edition
803 pages
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Shinnys Girls, the Trilogy, combines three novels in one volume: Shinnys Girls, originally published in 1989 (Talon), Flashing Yellow, published in 2001 (Turnstone), and a new novel, You Again, which completes the Shinny stories.In the spirit ofMoreShinnys Girls, the Trilogy, combines three novels in one volume: Shinnys Girls, originally published in 1989 (Talon), Flashing Yellow, published in 2001 (Turnstone), and a new novel, You Again, which completes the Shinny stories.In the spirit of John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels,the Trilogy reveals a social history of our times by presenting the life of what critics have called “an uncommon common woman” over two decades, with each linked novel covering a single year. Through the threat of an obscene caller in the first novel, to the confession of a long kept secret in the third, her daughters gradually leave home in Vancouver for Milan, New York and a goat farm in the redwoods of Northern California, and Shinny’s world opens to experiences she would never have foreseen, including a white water rafting adventure that sparks a mid-life love affair- an email correspondence with a soldier stationed in Afghanistan, and her unintentional complicity with an identity thief who happens to be her grandson.Shinny is a modern heroine, the single mother of three daughters from three different fathers, who retains the wonder of the optimist. Honest, if not always truthful, imaginative, quirky, deeply caring, she embodies the profundity of the commonplace.