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Carol Sklenicka

Biography

Carol Sklenicka

Carol Sklenicka

Books by Carol Sklenicka

by Carol Sklenicka - Biography, Gender Studies, History, Nonfiction, Sex, Women's History, Women’s Issues

“Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams,” a New York Times critic said of the acclaimed author of over a hundred published stories and eleven novels that illuminate the American century. An admired short story artist and a bestselling novelist, Adams grew up in North Carolina during the Great Depression and World War II. After college at Radcliffe and a year in Paris, she moved to California. It took a decade to sell her first story, another decade to publish a novel. As women’s expections of themselves and society’s expections of women shifted, Adams wrote literary fiction that brought women’s lives to the forefront. With astute, lyrical prose she portrays vibrant characters both young and old who live on the edge of their emotions, absorbed by good or bad love affairs but determined to be independent. One of only four winners of the O. Henry Continuing Achievement Award, Adams wove her life into her fiction and used her fiction to understand the changing tides of the late twentieth century.