The Kind of Girl I Am
The Kind of Girl I Am (ISBN )
Born in a dreary Kentucky coal camp during the , Vestal Jenkins uses her one natural resource--her extraordinary beauty--as her ticket out of poverty.
Vestal's bawdy adventures include a brief period of religious piety, a loveless but lucrative marriage, an unsatisfactory stint as a shop girl and a financially rewarding foray into the world's oldest profession--as the madam of the most notorious brothel in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Spanning decades, The Kind of Girl I Am humorously explores the changing social and sexual mores of the South and depicts an extraordinary woman's experiences of triumph, heartbreak, and forbidden love. A Lambda Literary Award Finalist.
It is the fall semester of 1990, and three students--all with the first name of Elizabeth--are on the roll for Professor Angela Rivers' Women in Literature course at William Blount University. Like so many college students, each of these "Elizabeths" is on a journey of self-discovery which will determine the course of the rest of her life.
With humor and heart, Women's Studies follows one school year in the lives of these three and shows that in college, one's are often much more educational than what goes on in the classroom. Funny, romantic, sexy, and insightful, Women's Studies captures a time in women's lives which is full of freedom, passion, and discovery.
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