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Catholic Girls

(1987)
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Library Journal
Style and subject don't mesh in this novel, which is a hard, brilliant satire, tough to warm up to. Twenty years later the funeral of their friend Agnes's lover reunites four roommates from Catholic Mount Maria College at the Fulcrum Institute, a luxury hotel/compound for celebrities in Florida. Graduates of Mount Maria in the early 1960s, the four womenAgnes, a social worker and unhappy wife; Georgia, a moderately successful newspaper columnist; Kath, a strung-out poet; and Mickey, a housewife who still wears short white gloves to partiesare ill-prepared to cope with middle-aged marital breakdown and moral ambiguity. While Reed's sketches of dissipated scholars and showbiz people at the Institute are on target, her story calls for a stronger narrative thread, less bite and more heart. Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.



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Hardback Editions

May 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Catholic Girls
Author(s): Kit Reed
ISBN: 0-517-05202-4 / 978-0-517-05202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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August 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Catholic Girls
Author(s): Kit Reed
ISBN: 1-55611-063-4 / 978-1-55611-063-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

September 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Catholic Girls
Author(s): Kit Reed
ISBN: 0-8041-0361-5 / 978-0-8041-0361-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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