Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.
  

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This is an unusual yet moving work. It is a quick read, witty and personal. The ending felt abrupt and unresolved to me. I wanted an epilogue--someway of knowing what happened to Jeanette in her life. A good book, but not a favorite. Read full review

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Suggested reading for my university course, also marks as the first books I read completely on my Samsung tablet. I really enjoyed the book, I finished it in a few days which I know is always a good ... Read full review

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, which she subsequently adapted into a BBC television drama. ...
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This is Jeanette Winterson's semi-autobiographical story of a young girl discovering her sexuality. Her adopted mother is a passionate Pentecostalist whose ...
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit gives a good insight to survival mechanisms (rejection, loss, etc) and undeniably, her writing will draw you in. ...
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Literary Encyclopedia: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Considered a risky venture, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was first published in paperback and even then in a limited run by Pandora Press in 1985. ...
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Love, Convention, Religion in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not ...
“Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit”, Jeanette Winterson’s first and autobiographical novel, was published in 1985 and it gained her worldwide fame. ...
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Random House: Reading Group Guide for Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
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sparknotes: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit: Context
Winterson replicates most of these crucial events from her early life in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, her first novel. ...
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About the author (2007)

Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction and was made into an award-winning TV movie. The Passion won the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize for best writer under thirty-five, and Sexing the Cherry won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award.

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