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Small Changes Two Unforgettable Women See Their Lives Change In Unimaginable Ways In This Captivating Novel Spanning The Explosion Of Feminism In The 1960s Growing Up, Beth Always Dreamed Of Her Wedding Day But A Few Months Into Her Marriage To Jim, Whose Affection She Once Clung To Desperately, She Realizes She Didn T Anticipate Life Beyond The Altar Jim Spends His Nights Out Drinking With His Buddies And Criticizes Every Meal Beth Cooks, And The Only Solution Her Family Suggests Is To Have A Baby Which She Knows Would Trap Her In This Miserable Life Forever So She Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands And Flees To Boston There She Meets Miriam, An Ambitious Computer Science PhD Candidate Who Nonetheless Gives Up Her Career For An Unfulfilling Marriage Alongside A Cast Of Intellectuals, Budding Feminists, And Political Activists, Beth And Miriam Find Themselves Rapidly Evolving As They Are Swept Up In The Tumultuous Social Upheaval Of The Sixties Experimenting With Relationships And Sexuality, And Taking A Stand For Women S Rights And Against The Vietnam War, They Learn To Trust Their Instincts And Lean On Each Other Small Changes Is A Glimmering Example Of Bestselling Author Marge Piercy S Knack For Capturing The Authentic Struggles And Desires Of Contemporary Women With Clarity And Compassion.


About the Author: Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy born March 31, 1936 is an American poet, novelist, and social activist She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family deeply affected by the Great Depression She was the first in her family to attend college, studying at the University of Michigan Winning a



10 thoughts on “Small Changes

  1. says:

    Oct 5 Review tomorrow.Oct 6, 2018 This book tells the story of two women who are trying to figure out who they are meant to be as we all must do at some point They have pressures from themselves, their parents, the men in their lives, the government, and society itself These pressures tend to force both women into the standard Ideal Female But whose Ideal And why does a strong woman who i


  2. says:

    This title was originally published in 1973 during the second wave of feminism that followed the US Civil Rights movement, and then the anti war movement against the US invasion of Vietnam Marge Piercy is a prominent veteran writer who spoke to women s issues during that time and in years to follow She doesn t need my review, and neither does Open Road Integrated Media, I suspect, but my thanks go


  3. says:

    Almost ten years ago I discovered the author Marge Piercy when I read her novel He, She, and It As I do with any author whose book I really, really love, I ran right out and bought every other book of hers I could get my hands on, including Small Changes, which the cover blurb promised showcased two women and the changes they make in their lives First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage The first character we


  4. says:

    Set in the 70s, against the Women s Lib movement, with the Vietnam war quietly in the background, mostly around the US East, Boston and other parts of Massachusetts, this talky realist novel is so good to delve right into, the plots spirals out, small climaxes rather than a big one it is a female feminist novel after all It revolves around two women Beth, small, mousy, fragile and from a narrow minded family who ca


  5. says:

    This story is about two women Beth and Miriam Beth is marring her boyfriend from high school He expects her to be the standard stay at home mother while he watches her maintain the house But Beth has other dreams and she ends up running away to find herself We also follow Miriam is a graduate from MIT and bounces around in her relationships She is against the traditional opinion of marriage and makes her way This story foll


  6. says:

    Apparently I like Marge Piercy s poetry, which I read in college, a lot than her prose I read over 500 pages of this 999 novel before giving up There are several interconnected story lines here the first of a bride who gives up on her marriage and no one will blame here who reads it It abruptly changes to one of her Greenwich Village friends housemates an intellectual Jewish woman with a highly dysfunctional family who lets the men


  7. says:

    When I read this in the early 70s, I thought it was one of the best depictions of 60s alternative life I d read I read the whole thing in a couple of days.


  8. says:

    Must read.


  9. says:

    Honestly, this book depressed me Beth s story turned out okay but Miriam s was frustrating and depressing from start to finish The political message of the author seemed to be important than a satisfying narrative, and from that standpoint I understand the choice to have Beth end up happy with a woman while Miriam slowly drowned in her marriage It seems the message is traditional heterosexual relationships are doomed to fail Dorine and Phil work out only in


  10. says:

    Despite the fact that this book is set in the 1960s 70s, I found I could relate all too well to the characters Piercy has created here Watching Beth and Miriam as they go through their relationships mostly with men was painful in the way that watching a good friend date shitty men is painful It is very much about women s emotional labour though the book never uses that relatively modern term and unpaid labour such as housework Miriam, in particular, felt like a close


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