In the Stacks Episode 44: Anthropology of An American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann

A video book review of Anthropology of an American Girl: A Novel by Hilary Thayer Hamann. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"In this classic coming-of-age novel we meet Eveline, whose family lives year-round in the small resort community of East Hampton. Rites of passage of high school life in the late 1970s are covered.

"Evie’s men often take center stage. Her first love, a tortured musician from a dysfunctional family gives way to a short-lived fling with a prize fighter. After that relationship is thwarted, she moves in with an older guy. Heartbroken, she suspends her freedom and drifts along with what he tells her to do and the new wave of the 80s.

"Ultimately, Anthropology is a literary cautionary tale that makes you wonder—thirty years later, do women’s lives still revolve around men?" -- Michelle Z. from 

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