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by Hannah McCouch

  • ISBN: 0812968417
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Hannah McCouch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Villard; First Edition edition (January 4, 2005)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1326 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1363 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 570

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Mountain Betty : a novel.

Mountain Betty : a novel.

Following college Betty Winters abandons the East for the ski slopes of the West, where she finds a new life as a ski instructor with her boyfriend Jack, until the realities of the ski-bum's world, the arrival of Jack's estranged wife, and.

Following college Betty Winters abandons the East for the ski slopes of the West, where she finds a new life as a ski instructor with her boyfriend Jack, until the realities of the ski-bum's world, the arrival of Jack's estranged wife, and a Christmas visit from her wealthy parents begin to unravel her perfect life.

ger/ · 9 January 2018 to present · New York, New York. Author of novels Girl Cook (2003), Mountain Betty(2005), Random House.

Published 2005 by Villard Books in New York.

1st ed. by Hannah McCouch. Published 2005 by Villard Books in New York. In library, Ski resorts, Fiction.

After finishing college, joining the labor force, and unceremoniously getting canned, Betty Winters does what any self-respecting postgrad with an expensive liberal arts education would do: she defies her wealthy Connecticut parents and goes west to ski-bum around the Tetons. But after a year of the rambler's life, Betty feels her enthusiasm beginning to wane.

But after a year of the rambler’s life, Betty feels her enthusiasm beginning to wane. There’s nothing she loves more than the Jackson Hole vistas, the soft murmur of fresh powder, and the sheer pleasure of conquering a killer bump run. Plus she’s pretty partial to her hunky boyfriend, Jack. What she’s coming to hate, though, is the wake-and-bake ritual of their pot-filled mornings, the measly wages from her double shifts instructing on the slopes and moonlighting as a cocktail waitress at the Mangy Moose, and the feeling that for Jack, ski-bumming isn’t just a phase

Source for information on McCouch, Hannah: Contemporary Authors dictionary

Source for information on McCouch, Hannah: Contemporary Authors dictionary. After she falls for Jack, her ski instructor, the romance too is tested by his ex-wife, Betty's interfering parents, and Jack's habit of spending time with attractive ski bunnies and his drug-using friends. When Betty's mother becomes ill, she returns home and attempts to sort out her life.

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Comments

Dogrel Dogrel
If you liked Girl Cook by Hannah McCouch, then you are in for a treat! This is not "deep literature," but it is a lot of fun, and touches on issues such as finding a career, leaving relationships that are bad for you, facing up to your limitations and being proud of your strengths.

McCouch's primary gift as an author is creating a full fictional world (the professional kitchen in Girl Cook). Here, it's the ski slope. McCouch packs the novel with details about ski instructing and skiing itself that make this world full and believable.

Mountain Betty is about a girl named Elizabeth who went to a small liberal arts college, got fired, and then moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming with her married-but-separated boyfriend to live the skiing life: free lift passes, teaching lessons, and working as a cocktail waitress at the Mangy Moose. She is growing tired of working so hard just to make ends meet (barely), especially when her boyfriend is a little too fond of recreational drugs and women.

This is a lively, fun narrative written with a deft touch. McCouch has an MFA from Columbia and is definitely talented. Recommend.
Gtonydne Gtonydne
Like in her first novel, Girl Cook, McCouch invites us to take a funny and honest peek into the interior world of a young woman making her way in a male-dominated sub-culture: this time the ski slopes of Jackson, WY. McCouch's writing is smart and funny, and had me howling at her narrator's sense of displacement and her own brutal honesty with herself. Betty is a modern heroine, endearing like a good friend is endearing: human and fallible but ultimately strong and triumphant. I loved it, wolfed it down in one sitting, and will never look at ski instructors in quite the same way again!
Foginn Foginn
I loved this book! McCouch writes an honest portrayal of life post-college and keeps us energized with the non-stop adventure. She handles the delicate topics of infedelity and drug use with true insight, and offers a powerful message of "girl power" in a ski resort where the testosterone is flowing.
Arihelm Arihelm
I really enjoyed Mountain Betty, the character was not sure of her direction in life and an act of kindness that came naturally gave her hope for a better life. I love McCouchs writting style she is honest and very bright.
Netlandinhabitant Netlandinhabitant
Hey this is Jeff. Im not usually into romance novels, but I like to snowboard and have sex so this made sense. I loved what I read from the summary i'm totally pumped to read the real thing. Take care
Bil Bil
I LOVED this book! McCouch's characters are vivid and funny and the plot is addictive; I literally couldn't put it down. A pure pleasure to read, even better than Girl Cook.