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Carrie Snyder has written an extraordinary, accomplished debut novel of love and family: a wonderful story of a free spirit forced to make difficult choices. Aggie Smart is a truly memorable heroine: she grabbed my hand on page one and never let go. --Sara Gruen, author of Water For Elephants and At The Water's Edge" Aggie s strength and independence in a time of gender inequality will be an inspiration to readers in this poignant story of a life and its redemption. --Booklist" Snyder tunes Aganetha s voice so beautifully at each stage of her life that the comparisons to Elizabeth Strout s unforgettable Olive Kitteridge are inevitable. --Minneapolis Star Tribune" Infused with striking imagery and pearls of wisdom, Snyder s novel attempts to capture how it feels to be a female athlete, an independent woman, and above all a runner. --Publishers Weekly" [A] well-crafted meditation on aging and loss . [Snyder s] inspirational protagonist pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable for women in the first half of the 20th century makes this novel a winner. --Library Journal" A fascinating novel about. . . a determined woman who lived life by her own standards. --Amy Steele, Entertainment Realm" Throughout Girl Runner the details and specificity enhance without distracting. What defines the novel is the depth of Aggie herself; her complexities, her desires and failures and her deep relationships are the book s heart, authentic and beautifully wrought. --Edmonton Journal" You don t have to be an athlete to enjoy this mesmerizing novel. --Metro" Exhilarating.... Carrie Snyder writes with prowess, immersing readers in each moment. --Shelf Awareness" A well-paced and beautifully written story which culminates in an important reunion....Carrie Snyder writes a tribute to the early pioneers of women s athletics. --Iron Mountain Daily News" Girl Runner is a lyrical and achingly sad novel. An independent woman ahead of her time, Aganetha Smart is a fully realized, sympathetic character who will spur readers to think about aging, regret, and the difficult choices life often sends our way. --Books on the Table" Instantly mesmerizing and effortlessly beautiful...an unforgettable tale rich in historical detail and psychological insight. --Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia" -Girl Runner is a lyrical and achingly sad novel. An independent woman ahead of her time, Aganetha Smart is a fully realized, sympathetic character who will spur readers to think about aging, regret, and the difficult choices life often sends our way.---Books on the Table -A well-paced and beautifully written story which culminates in an important reunion....Carrie Snyder writes a tribute to the early pioneers of women's athletics.---Iron Mountain Daily News -Exhilarating.... Carrie Snyder writes with prowess, immersing readers in each moment.---Shelf Awareness -You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy this mesmerizing novel.---Metro -Throughout Girl Runner...the details and specificity enhance without distracting. What defines the novel is the depth of Aggie herself; her complexities, her desires and failures and her deep relationships are the book's heart, authentic and beautifully wrought.---Edmonton Journal -A fascinating novel about. . . a determined woman who lived life by her own standards.---Amy Steele, Entertainment Realm -[A] well-crafted meditation on aging and loss.... [Snyder's] inspirational protagonist pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable for women in the first half of the 20th century makes this novel a winner.---Library Journal -Infused with striking imagery and pearls of wisdom, Snyder's novel attempts to capture how it feels to be a female athlete, an independent woman, and above all a runner.---Publishers Weekly -Snyder tunes Aganetha's voice so beautifully at each stage of her life that the comparisons to Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable Olive Kitteridge are inevitable.---Minneapolis Star Tribune -Aggie's strength and independence in a time of gender inequality will be an inspiration to readers in this poignant story of a life and its redemption.---Booklist -Carrie Snyder has written an extraordinary, accomplished debut novel of love and family: a wonderful story of a free spirit forced to make difficult choices. Aggie Smart is a truly memorable heroine: she grabbed my hand on page one and never let go.---Sara Gruen, author of Water For Elephants and At The Water's Edge -Instantly mesmerizing and effortlessly beautiful...an unforgettable tale--rich in historical detail and psychological insight.---Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia "Girl Runner is a lyrical and achingly sad novel. An independent woman ahead of her time, Aganetha Smart is a fully realized, sympathetic character who will spur readers to think about aging, regret, and the difficult choices life often sends our way."--Books on the Table "A well-paced and beautifully written story which culminates in an important reunion....Carrie Snyder writes a tribute to the early pioneers of women's athletics."--Iron Mountain Daily News "Exhilarating.... Carrie Snyder writes with prowess, immersing readers in each moment."--Shelf Awareness "You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy this mesmerizing novel."--Metro "Throughout Girl Runner...the details and specificity enhance without distracting. What defines the novel is the depth of Aggie herself; her complexities, her desires and failures and her deep relationships are the book's heart, authentic and beautifully wrought."--Edmonton Journal "A fascinating novel about. . . a determined woman who lived life by her own standards."--Amy Steele, Entertainment Realm "[A] well-crafted meditation on aging and loss.... [Snyder's] inspirational protagonist pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable for women in the first half of the 20th century makes this novel a winner."--Library Journal "Infused with striking imagery and pearls of wisdom, Snyder's novel attempts to capture how it feels to be a female athlete, an independent woman, and above all a runner."--Publishers Weekly "Snyder tunes Aganetha's voice so beautifully at each stage of her life that the comparisons to Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable Olive Kitteridge are inevitable."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "Aggie's strength and independence in a time of gender inequality will be an inspiration to readers in this poignant story of a life and its redemption."--Booklist "Carrie Snyder has written an extraordinary, accomplished debut novel of love and family: a wonderful story of a free spirit forced to make difficult choices. Aggie Smart is a truly memorable heroine: she grabbed my hand on page one and never let go."--Sara Gruen, author of Water For Elephants and At The Water's Edge "Instantly mesmerizing and effortlessly beautiful...an unforgettable tale--rich in historical detail and psychological insight."--Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia

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