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P inCross dressing Uncle Ajax insists on being addressed as 'Aunt'; Uncle Harwood is a macho photographer full of swagger and fond of drink When the deceptively sweet Irish lawyer Rena moves in to mount a lucrative lawsuit against the fairground the eccent This should have been the sort of book I love but somehow it just felt dragging and I was willing myself to get to the end It was too long and although there was some great writing in there it just didn t come together

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A Girl Could Stand Up A Novel

When six year old Elray reaches up to touch the moon in the Tunnel of Love she narrowly escapes a freak electric current that claims the lives of both her parents Suddenly orphaned she is left stunned and mute until two loving but undomesticated uncles ste I loved this loved loved loved itElray is 6 years old when she reaches up to touch the moon in the tunnel of love and accidentally electrocutes her parents She goes to live with her Uncle Harwood and her Auntie Ajax who s technically her Uncle Ajax The story fits loosely into Weird Little Girl Growing Up stories but it s so much than that Elray is a wonderful narrator uirky funny thoughtful off beat The characters are wonderful a mish mash of the dysfunctional in all sorts of ways And Elray and her friend Raoul who like to practice dying in homemade cardboard coffins are the best of all

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Ric household becomes the very model of family life reinventedSurprising and wise A Girl Could Stand Up is a novel bristling with charmMarshall's exuberant imagination enchants the reader while a deep current of wisdom lends ballast to an exhilarating stor Another great booksale scoop A Girl Could Stand Up is weird uirky textured and interesting It took me uite a while to get through it granted busy days but it s not a fast read but I was hooked from the start It reminds me of Tell the Wolves I m HomeMember of the Weddingsomething by Anne Tyler with overtones of Ann Patchett It wasn t amazing as the five star label translates but it is an excellent book in its startling originality and uncompromising story telling I just didn t know what was coming next but Marshall made me determined to stick around for whatever it wasHighly recommended I d read by Marshall but it looks like this is her only novel Anyone know


10 thoughts on “A Girl Could Stand Up A Novel

  1. says:

    This is one of my favourite books ever and has been for a long time nowI fell in love with the characters Elray and Hansuel

  2. says:

    I loved this loved loved loved itElray is 6 years old when she reaches up to touch the moon in the tunnel of love and accidentally electrocutes her parents She goes to live with her Uncle Harwood and her Auntie Ajax who's technically

  3. says:

    This book was a bit different from anything I've read before Elray is a very uniue child She is very insightful and observ

  4. says:

    I loved this book and its wacky lovable but unconventional characters It's a wildthrilling sometimes sad others joyful ride through their unusual but loving family You don't need a conventional upbringing or family to have

  5. says:

    Actually this is the second go round for this book and as soon as I recognized a bit of the plot I was happy The writing is fun the story is uirky the characters are uirky our main is not just uirky but plucky At age 6 she loses her parents to a freak accident and gains 2 uncles as guardians Or one uncle and one aunt depending on how you look at things Other characters show up none too common all to provide the

  6. says:

    This should have been the sort of book I love but somehow it just felt dragging and I was willing myself to get to the end It was too long and although there was some great writing in there it just didn't come together

  7. says:

    Nope After 50 pages I had to stop

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this it’s uirky and different Loved the characters couldn’t guess where the story was going really liked the format

  9. says:

    Another great booksale scoop A Girl Could Stand Up is weird uirky textured and interesting It took me uite a while to get through it granted busy days but it's not a fast read but I was hooked from the start It reminds me of Tell the Wolves I'm HomeMember of the Weddingsomething by Anne Tyler with overtones of

  10. says:

    Not a bad book following a similar uirky feel seen in John Irving and and the William Konsalski Eddies Bastards booksElray is 6 years old when her parents are killed on the tunnel of loveShe then lives with her unkles one a cross dresser and one a hard drinker and strikes a fairly morbid relationship with a young boyThe book follows her yout

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