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Glitter Girl Paperback – June 30, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
O'Briant skillfully contrasts the lively, style-conscious gay community of San Francisco with the plain-living devotional congregation of fundamentalist Christians in Atlanta. Her command of detail as she recreates each absorbing social world provides one of the many pleasures of the book. She has a firm grasp, too, on the moral life of each place. In particular, by means of a well-made plot, O'Briant neatly exposes flaws in each community--and within each sister. When Gloria and Angie suffer serious disappointments in their lives, each begins to overcome her pride and self-righteousness. Gloria, especially, out of affection and awareness of her own failings, reaches out to heal the division between herself and her sister. A mediator, a revelation, and a wedding help. This is a comic novel, one in which defeat, and even humiliation, prepare the sisters (and their parents) to renew their affection for one another and to grow into a more mature appreciation of difference. Gloria's fall from golden girl to glitter girl is especially amusing.
It is, quite simply, a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was most disappointed when the final chapter ended. You will be too - read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No real depth to the characters or the story line. Read through it waiting for something to start but it never really did.Published on August 13, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I had no idea what I was in for with this one...the multi-dimensionality of the characters was great. I was constantly dying to know what was going to happen next... Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I really tried to like this book and can't. The protagonist Gloria is neither likable nor sympathetic. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Avowed Bibliophile
Glitter Girl is a page turner and filled with humor as it weaves together the story of two sisters(one a lesbian and the other a born again Christian) who love each other despite... Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Louise Nayer
I listened to Glitter Girl when it was first released in weekly audio installments. Had I had the book in my hands, I wouldn't have budged from the couch until I had finished it. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Susan Gold
I loved this book! It's extremely readable, but not fluffy. It deals with serious issues in a way that wasn't overwhelming. Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by Sasha Clayton