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By Loretta Stinson Robin Givens | Comments: ( 243 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

In 1976, Janie Marek, an orphan in the care of her stepmother, runs away She hitchhikes as far as the freeway outside a small Northwestern town The closest thing within walking distance is a strip club, and Janie finds herself working there, where she falls for Paul Jesse, a drug dealer, and moves in with him as he spirals into addiction and physical abuse As the violenIn 1976, Janie Marek, an orphan in the care of her stepmother, runs away She hitchhikes as far as the freeway outside a small Northwestern town The closest thing within walking distance is a strip club, and Janie finds herself working there, where she falls for Paul Jesse, a drug dealer, and moves in with him as he spirals into addiction and physical abuse As the violence escalates, Janie finds a job in a bookstore and begins to establish her independence Leaving Paul after a brutal beating, Janie must reconcile their relationship and make the most difficult, most dangerous choice she ll ever make.Like Dorothy Allison s Bastard Out of Carolina and Alice Walker s The Color Purple, Little Green examines the psychology of a woman who has experienced violence at the hands of someone she loves and the complexity of leaving with sensitivity and insight This is a life affirming story about a woman who finds strength in books, in the promise of education, and in the community of friends who help her find a way out.


  • Title: Little Green
  • Author: Loretta Stinson Robin Givens
  • ISBN: 9780979018817
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Natalie

    This was a lovely read. By lovely, I mean: the writing was simple but full. Sparse but charged. The novel is thin, but is packed with emotion. Janie is a wonderful main character. Strong, but like a little girl. You fall in love like she does. You hate when she does. You're hurt when she is. I won't soon forget her. All the terror of hardcore drug addiction and domestic violence is captured here. But all the tender pain of attempting to hold on to what you love is also present. I really liked th [...]


  • Brooke

    While the author rushed through some of the plot points at the beginning of the novel, the rest of the story takes you on a true-to-life journey on what it is like to be in over your head in trouble.


  • Wendy

    A woman once told me that every couple fights. She wasn't talking about a verbal argument. She meant the kind of fighting that involved hitting, pushing and hair pulling. Her mother had been a victim of domestic violence as was she. She did not know anything different. She loved her husband, and, while leaving him crossed her mind, she was too afraid of him and worried that she wouldn't be able to support her children without his help. Alcohol and drugs played a part in her husband's violent epi [...]


  • Leah

    Sometimes in life you find yourself in situations, good or bad, that you never imagined, situations that test you in a way you are completely unprepared for. And that's exactly what happens to Janie in Little Green. She's sixteen at the beginning of the book, but this is definitely not your usual coming-of-age story. Kidnapping, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, and beatings all affect Janie's life in one way or another, whether she experiences them herself or watches others go through them. So she' [...]


  • Connie Mayo

    The thing I liked the most about this book was the depiction of the thinking on both sides of the abusive relationship. I recall other books representing the abusee's thoughts, but I thought the author did a great job of representing the abuser's point of view too, and not making him out to be a monster from the start.I also liked that it was set in the 70's, with lots of little references to 70's fashion, products, etc. - a blast from the past.That said, I have trouble with characters that are [...]


  • Samantha

    The beginning was a little too blunt (meaning it pretty much tells you the story line flat out) for me. But as it went on I liked it more and more. I loved how it let you get in every characters' head, you gain feelings for Janie from all their points of view. And I was satisfied with the ending. It's a page turner.


  • Danyelle Young

    My absolute favorite book. I read this book every summer, and it never fails to put me in a peaceful, reading bliss.Set in the 70's, this book really takes you away.I recommending this book to every girl I know. So glad I found it!


  • Peggy

    This is a first novel by the author. A very touching book about domestic abuse; it has it's hard and soft parts. It is the story of Janie Marek, a 16 year old runaway (or castoff by her stepmother after her father dies.) Janie has hit the road on her own and does what ever is necessary for her survival. She dances at a topless bar, where she meets Clarence "Stella" Stubbs, who befriends her and sticks by her no matter where she lands. After being beaten and raped by a stranger while hitchhiking, [...]


  • Tiah Keever

    Loretta co-taught one of my writing classes and is a pretty awesome woman. I went to her reading and had to stand because Powell's apparently wasn't expecting much of a turn out. Loretta opened up by singing a line in the book, a line from a Sly Stone song-I had to ask at the end. I was broke at the time and had to slink away unable to buy the book at the time. I bought it the following week.There is a children's book with the same title by Keith Baker, and apparently Loretta got her title from [...]


  • Sidra

    Powerful book without being too maudlin or overly sentimental. My two biggest issues with this novel are 1) the setting. It was set in the 70s, but aside from a few references to bands or clothing styles, I'm not sure of the reason. 2) lack of deep exploration of main character (Jainie). I felt like most of the time she was two dimensional. But, it was a good book, well written and I would recommend it and actually give it 3.5 stars.


  • Courtney

    Lately, I've encountered quite a few women who have been hit. I thought this would be a good book to give me an idea of what they're going through since I really have no frame of reference for what would make a woman stay with a guy who hits her.I still don't.This book was lacking anything descriptive. It was hard to like the character at all. I can't think of any qualities she had. Nothing. She is a non-character. Hard to get into a book that is so blah.So, I quit!


  • Judith Yeabsley

    I am not sure quite why but I was totally sucked into this book. The critics have labelled it a love story. For me it was so much about Janie's lack of self-esteem and her being totally unempowered. The spiralling of Paul into drug addiction was devastating as was the impact on her. It was so sad as from the outside all the answers were obvious


  • Eliano

    A difficult and moving coming of age story whilst navigating an abusive situation. A nuanced perspective that reveals humanity in all parties involved in a domestic abuse situation. I'll write more about this exceptional first novel soon. Look for more from this skillful author.


  • Teresa

    Stinson is adjunct prof at Portland State U and I'm reckoning got inspiration for her debut work from her own survival story ~ can't wait to check it out!


  • Sally

    I really like this book. It was one of those books where the person has one awful event after the next, but manages to pick herself up time after time and actually get somewhere in life.


  • Bridget Caniglia

    Excellent read!


  • Tori

    Like playing with an open cut. I wasn't breathing through most of this book.


  • Ken Ficara

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