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Cantwell, Mary

Works: 15 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 2,775 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GT4995.S3, 394.268
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St. Patrick's Day by Mary Cantwell( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates what is known about St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, and why we celebrate March 17
Manhattan, when I was young by Mary Cantwell( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of the author as she moves from apartment to apartment through the phases of her life--single working girl, young wife and mother, and divorcee--while working in the New York world of fashion publishing
American girl : scenes from a small-town childhood by Mary Cantwell( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of her first illness, first love, and the deaths of loved ones
Speaking with strangers by Mary Cantwell( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Cantwell's supple, seductive voice speaks out in her most revealing memoir, the conclusion of a trilogy about an American woman with one foot in her past and the other, warily, in her present. AMERICAN GIRL evoked the delights of her early youth in a small New England town. MANHATTAN WHEN I WAS YOUNG told of her marriage and children, her blossoming career in New York, and the decline of that marriage. In SPEAKING WITH STRANGERS she finds herself alone: a single mother in the big city, bereft of her husband if bolstered by friends, professionally successful if personally sad. She took to traveling, for "escape," to far regions of the world on magazine assignments. While wandering through Izmir, Belgrade, Tashkent, she would promise herself never to leave her children again if God would just get her out of the latest hellhole. Yet the farther she rambled, the more she found herself taking on a shape again--by speaking with strangers. She also found deep, if passing, happiness in an intense relationship with a famous writer she calls "the balding man" and warmth and hilarity in her friendship with the legendarily reclusive--and rambunctious--novelist, Frederick Exley. In SPEAKING WITH STRANGERS Mary Cantwell renders a sensibility as vivid as the city of which she is, quite literally, a part. As this fiercely candid memoir ends, Cantwell realizes that she had long since "embraced my true bridegroom. That was the day I married New York." And with that realization this maker of a family and a career comes fully into her own as a writer
Updike's witchy women : [an interview with John Updike] by Mary Cantwell( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parlor parlance by Mary Cantwell( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manhattan by Mary Cantwell( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Patrick's Day by Mary Cantwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for St. Patric ... to 1.00 for Saint Patr ...)

Manhattan, when I was young
Alternative Names
Mary Cantwell American writer

Mary Cantwell Amerikaans journaliste (1930-2000)

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