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Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's most brilliant fiction writers. Borrowed Finery, her first book in nearly a decade, is an astonishing memoir of her highly unusual beginnings.

Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's most brilliant fiction writers. Born in the twenties to nomadic, bohemian parents, Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer.

The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. Also by Paula Fox. Praise for Borrowed Finery. For my family, my husband, Martin Greenberg, and for Sheila Gordon, who sustained me throughout this work with her endless patience and affection. After so long grief, such nativity! -The Comedy of Errors. When I was seventeen, I found a job in what was then downtown Los Angeles in a store where dresses were sold for a dollar each.

Paula Fox (1923-2017) is the author of the memoirs The Coldest Winter and Borrowed Finery, six novels, and a number of children's and young adult books, including the Newberry Award-winning children's book, The Slave Dancer. She lived in Brooklyn, New York. Paperback: 224 pages.

Borrowed Finery, her first book in nearly a decade, is an astonishing memoir of her highly unusual beginnings. Vivid and poetic, Borrowed Finery is an unforgettable book which will swell the legions of Paula Fox's devoted admiriers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Macmillan PublishersReleased: Jul 23, 2013ISBN: 9781466850149Format: book.

Paula Fox. We took the Long Island Rail Road to Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and as we carried our suitcases along the side of another train, nearly hidden by a rolling cocoon of steam. We took the Long Island Rail Road to Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and as we carried our suitcases along the side of another train, nearly hidden by a rolling cocoon of steam, she told me t. .at Tía Luisa owned the last car. How could one person own a railroad car? An elderly man hurried toward us. Good morning, Señora de Sola, he said, bowing slightly. Let me take your luggage. He looked down at me and smiled. Before he boarded a car with our suitcases, I glimpsed his pale blue eyes and white hair.

Paula Fox (April 22, 1923 – March 1, 2017) was an American author of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs

Paula Fox (April 22, 1923 – March 1, 2017) was an American author of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs. For her contributions as a children's writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children's books.

Paula Fox's Borrowed Finery is another memoir of brutal parents The name Paula Fox does not - yet - ring many bells on these shores but in America she is, at 79, hot stuff.

Paula Fox's Borrowed Finery is another memoir of brutal parents. But this time, argues Rachel Cooke, you want to know more. The name Paula Fox does not - yet - ring many bells on these shores but in America she is, at 79, hot stuff. First, thanks to the efforts of her number one fan, Jonathan Franzen, several of her novels have been republished having long been out of print (in 1991, Franzen stumbled on her minor masterpiece of the Sixties, Desperate Characters, in the library of a writers' colony; he has adored and championed it ever since). disturbing,' said the critics.

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Borrowed Finery (Text Only). One of the most powerful memoirs of recent times. Shortly after Paula Fox’s birth in 1923, her hard-drinking Hollywood screenwriter father and her glamorous mother left her in a Manhattan orphanage

Borrowed Finery (Text Only). Shortly after Paula Fox’s birth in 1923, her hard-drinking Hollywood screenwriter father and her glamorous mother left her in a Manhattan orphanage. Rescued by her grandmother, she was passed from hand to hand, the kindness of strangers interrupted by brief and disturbing reunions with her darkly enchanting parents.


Comments: (7)

Ynneig
Paula Fox is the writer of six fine novels that have just come back into print. Borrowed Finery is a memoir of her life that provides us with a collection of small episodes extending from childhood through her teen years. I hate reading memoirs, but decided to read this one to get a better understanding of Paula Fox the Novelist. Nothing much pleasant transpired during these years; the brief incidents that we hear about are, perhaps, the only ones she feels at ease telling.
Her parents simply didn't want to raise her. Father was a screenwriter, and mother was offended by a daughter who disrupted her life by being born. Both were heavy drinkers. Ms Fox's father seemed to have some affection for her, while the mother reacted to Paula as if someone had let some mangy, un-housebroken dog into the room. Young Paula was sent to live with a variety of people during her life, and she never knew how long she would spend with any of her caretakers. For some time she was taken by her grandmother to her great grandmother's Cuban plantation where she was left totally on her own. She got up, went to school, came home, talked to some of the servants and went to bed without any contact with the grandparents.
It was a sad life for a child, but Ms Fox grew up, married, and wrote 21 children's books and her excellent novels. By the way, she is also Courtney Love's grandmother.
Borrowed Finery also provides some insight into the mind behind the characters and themes in her books. My suggestion: read her memoir and her novels.
luisRED
Quality literature
Arar
An excellent memoir.
Nekora
Great
Anen
I usually love memoirs, but this was horrible! I felt like it had too much about things thst didn't matter. I honestly never finished the book because it didn't hold my attention.
Boyn
didn't get thru it; lost interest.
ALAN
A liitle too woeful
It is wonderful to discover a new writer. Paula Fox is new to me. However, she has been around for many years. I tend to want to read everything written by my new discovery. I have done this with John O'Hara, Rick Russo, Cormack McCarthy and several other writers that I like. Paula was a throw away child. As a newborn she was put into an orphanage. Elie,her mom was a cold self centered woman. The child was fortunate to have been rescued by a warm and loving minister. He was able to keep her for 6 years and then her family stepped in to mess up her life. Many people, her dad, mom and grandmother, plus dozens of other people to whom she was passed proved to be unreliable. Her dad had good intentions but was an alcoholic. Never again did Paula feel wanted. The book gave insight into her personality and into her writings. It is a pitiful story. True Paula made bad decisions, however most of her decisions were made out of desperation. Desperate is the key word about her life. I liked this book, but felt it somewhat disjointed.
New people came and went in her life and we were left wanting to know more. I also wondered about her mom's means of support. Mom often lived alone and usually in a lavish style. I was left with many unanswered questions. The book told a somewhat limited story of a neglected, and unwanted child. The sexual side of Fox's life was one of the questions. Also amazingly she never told of physical abuse or sexual abuse. This was surprising since many of her people were alcoholics and degenerates. Obviously Paula Fox is a survivor.
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Arts & Literature
Author: Paula FOX
ISBN: 0007736479
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: An Owl Book/Henry Holt (2002)
Pages: 256 pages