The Group by Mary McCarthy Unless you’ve been watching Mad Men really closely, or are over 40, you may not be familiar with Mary McCarthy’s novel, The Group. Published in 1962, it follows a group of graduates from Vassar College as they make their way in Manhattan. No less than The New Yorker‘s television critic Emily Nussbaum has made the comparison to Girls.
Debut author Anton DiSclafani’s story takes off running from its setting in a 1930s equestrienne boarding school. Part love story, part coming-of-age tearjerker, it follows an exiled girl forced into power plays of money, beauty, and popularity that are fun to read about if only because of how uncomfortable they make you.Available at amazon.com, $17.50.
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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize because of its excellent prose about high school dances and nerdy fat kids, this druggy stunner is a sure bet for your casual highbrow beach reading. It’s a satisfying read to say the least, kind of a gossipy, hazy version of every book you’ve ever read about prep school.
love the cover, hopefully the book will be good