The Country Girls

The Country Girls

Three Novels and An Epilogue

Book - 2017 | Omnibus edition., Paperback edition.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"The country girls are Caithleen "Kate" Brady and Bridget "Baba" Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon "girls" of every era."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Edition: Omnibus edition., Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780374537357
Branch Call Number: OBRIE
Characteristics: xvi, 532 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, Edna
Alternative Title: Novels. Selections


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 11, 2016

Wonderful book. Hated to leave Kate and Baba behind. The ups and downs of women's lives captured so faithfully. What an eye for detail and what an ability to write. A great read and one that will stay with me for a long time.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at JMS

To Top