A short summary of Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and . Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Guardian book club: Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit uses the Bible as a source of both structure and meaning, says John.

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There was something crawling in my belly. Words for every occasion. Why did I think this book was about incest? As with that other one, this book is riddled with what it seems t I tried to write this review eight minutes before I was supposed to go to onky.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in Rather than getting emotionally destroyed, this girl raised to certitude and trust in her own goodness boldly rruit away. Now, 9 years later, more mature in English and in reading all kinds, genres, lengths of books; I was positive and confident that this time around, reading Oranges would be a success, and it was.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

If that’s true, I’m in for a truly superlative treat, because I loved this book to the bones. Later on in this chapter she is 14 years old, but we cannot know if this is the age at which she discovered she was adopted.

I was born about 20 miles from where Jeanette Winterson grew up, although my childhood happened a decade later than hers. A terrific inspiring small book! The narrator can hardly help using the Bible for her own story. And orantes, for whatever reason, fiction has a greater outreach, or so I believe. Anyway, Jeanette believes from an early age that she is meant to serve God; it is her calling. Everything feels symbolic, including the fables throughout that are probably deeper than I wanted to read into them, so I’m sure I was missing out.


It is an utterly peculiar narrative, yet an example of a well-established genre. And it is serious material. Nevertheless, the cute, manipulative child voice was peeving enough to hate and distrust the “autobiographical” work. And Jeanette was relatively obedient to begin with. Miss Jewsbury 3 episodes, She falls in love with Katy, who joins her church as well as sharing her bed. However, the novel itself did present an interesting read in many respects. David Sedaris is a little wincey in hindsight, too.

Jeanette Winterson’s work is published in 28 countries. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, The World and Other Placesand a book of essays about art and culture, Art Objects, published in Her singular aim in life? The book is semi-autobiographical and is based on Winterson’s life growing up in AccringtonLancashire.

Jess 3 episodes, Jeanette’s mother was, of course, a creationist. Yes No Report this. Somewhere it is still in the original, written on tablets of stone.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

She said they dealt in unnatural passions. Jun 28, Petra Eggs rated friit it was amazing Shelves: If you believe this sounds interesting, and you like experimental fiction like this realism broken by morsels of fairy tales then you are in for a treat.


It’s a very difficult topic to discuss in a film like this, and I think it has been done very well.

This book is not abo This was an interesting book to read immediately upon finishing Beyond Belief: I listened to this on audiobook and would highly recommed this format as Jeanette herself narrates and her narration adds even more character to the fictional Jeanette. Anyone who strays from the path of virtue can find forgiveness for succumbing to temptations of the Devil. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On Disc at Amazon.

Jeanette’s mother’s faith or fanaticism went to the extent that she refused to admit her daughter to the hospital when she fell sick. When he occasionally comes back and swans through town, she gets quite girly around him.

It is onnly really narrated, just said in passing. At the end of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette returns to visit her mother, but is now liberated to be an amused spectator of her eccentric religious devotion. I’m going to give Winterson one more book to either kick my ass, or earn her third and final strike.

View all 9 comments. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. She prays and preaches and sings carols and hands out religious tracts.

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