Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

by Jeanette Winterson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099935708 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingsoffitta1wing of Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on 12/30/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingsoffitta1wing from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, December 30, 2011
From a charity shop.

A girl is adopted by a Pentecostal family, a strange upbringing indeed. Her mother is very strict, she tries to keep her daughter away from the "unnatural" ones, or non-believers, so that much of Jeanette's schooling is done at home. At school, she is very much the outsider, with the other students unable to relate to her. Her mother takes it badly when Jeanette falls for another girl at the church, going against her strict beliefs.

Winterson's style makes this a quick read, sucking you quickly into the narrative. This is a good coming of age novel, rather quirky with biblical references thrown in. A short 1001 book, loosely biographical, proving that truth is often stranger than fiction.

reserved for the 1001-Library

Journal Entry 2 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Received this morning. Thanks for sending. I like Winterson and I've been wanting to read this one for a while.

Journal Entry 3 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, October 25, 2012
I liked this. It had a bit of quirkiness about it. I loved some of the church women. They were marvellous. Maybe not my favourite one by the author, but definitely a good read.

Thanks for sending it to me Soffitta1.

Journal Entry 4 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
This has been damaged due to a damp problem in the house so unfortunately has gone to the great bookshelf in the sky.

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