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“It's been compared to everything from Jane Eyre to The Catcher in the Rye, but Anthropology of an American Girl seems likely to make its own mark as a coming-of-age novel.”

It's been compared to everything from Jane Eyre to The Catcher in the Rye, but Anthropology of an American Girl seems likely to make its own mark as a coming-of-age novel. Hilary Thayer Hamann's debut is an emotionally complex, mordantly funny book about Eveline, a high-school student in East Hampton, N.Y., navigating friendship, love and selfhood in the late 1970s and early '80s.

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