California golden : a novel

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New York : Delacourt Press, [2023].
9780593497852, 0593497856
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340 pages ; 22 cm
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FICTION Benjamin, M. California
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New York : Delacourt Press, [2023].
9780593497852, 0593497856


Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338).
"Southern California, 1960s: endless sunny days surfing in Malibu, followed by glittering neon nights at Whisky A-Go-Go. In an era when women are expected to be housewives, Carol Donelly is breaking the mold as a legendary female surfer struggling to compete in a male-dominated sport--and her daughters, Mindy and Ginger, bear the weight of her unconventional lifestyle. The Donnelly sisters grow up enduring their mother's absence--physically, when she's at the beach, and emotionally, the rare times she's at home. To escape questions about Carol's whereabouts--and chase their mom's elusive affection--they cut school to spend their days in the surf. From her first time on a board, Mindy shows a natural talent, but Ginger, two years younger, feels out of place in the water. As they grow up and their lives diverge, Mindy and Ginger's relationship ebbs and flows. Mindy finds herself swept up in celebrity, complete with beachside love affairs, parties at the Playboy Club, and USO tours to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Ginger--desperate for a community of her own--is tugged into the vibrant counterculture of drugs and cults. Through it all, their sense of duty to each other survives, as the girls are forever connected by the emotional damage they carry from their unorthodox childhood. A gripping, emotional story set at a time when mothers were expected to be Donna Reed, not Gidget, California Golden is an unforgettable novel about three women living in a society that was shifting as tempestuously as the breaking waves"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, M. (2023). California golden: a novel . Delacourt Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-. 2023. California Golden: A Novel. Delacourt Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-. California Golden: A Novel Delacourt Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie. California Golden: A Novel Delacourt Press, 2023.

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