The Girls at 17 Swann Street

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists? list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound. Anna Roux was a professional dan The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could...

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Title:The Girls at 17 Swann Street
Author:Yara Zgheib
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250202442
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Girls at 17 Swann Street Reviews

  • ☮Karen
    Jan 05, 2019
    Book Club read #21, March 2019. I do not cry over books. I might tear up a bit, but seldom is there actual crying. This book made me cry, multiple times. Anna was a ballet dancer, was living in Paris with her French husband, eating fine meals, drinking wine. Ballerinas are pressu...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 31, 2019
    4.5 tragic heart breaking stars Our striving to be thin has become an obsession. We indulge in costly diet plans, spend hours exercising, cut our food intake, all because the image of success and beauty is a thin body. If you are a dancer, a figure skater, a gymnast, or any other at...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Dec 09, 2018
    A harrowing novel about a twenty-six year old Parisian girl battling anorexia. Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It opens up with Anna, the main character, as she checks into 17 Swann Street, a residence that provides treatment to women with eating disorders...
  • Liz
    Jan 10, 2019
    This is the first book I can remember being told from the perspective of an anorexic. It elicited a mix of pity, anger and confusion in me. I mean, I understood the whole control issue intellectually, but this gives it to you from an emotional front. The chapters move between pre...
  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 09, 2019
    A haunting look at a disease that is so hard to overcome. I'm far from knowledgeable about those who struggle with anorexia, have no personal connection to anyone who has, what I know comes from reading about the subject. How it effects everyone who cares or loves the person, how hard ...
  • Angela M
    Feb 12, 2019
    A compulsive read. I started reading this book last night. I read early this morning. I read when I went the gym and I read this afternoon until I finished it. I could not put it down, in spite of the fact that it?s an emotionally difficult book to read. I was taken to a place I have...
  • Debra
    Jan 06, 2019
    I read this book in one day. This is a powerful debut for Yara Zgheib. The Girls at 17 Swann Street is a poignant and devastating look at eating disorders and how they affect one's life and their loved ones lives as well. "I used to eat. I used to like to eat, then I grew scared to...
  • Larry H
    Mar 23, 2019
    4.5 stars. Sometimes reading is less an entertaining experience than one intended to teach, to provoke emotions, and make you think. That was definitely the case with Yara Zgheib's powerful The Girls at 17 Swann Street . "How does one forget how to eat? How does one forget how ...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Feb 05, 2019
    4.5 Stars, rounded down! The stomachache worsened. She thought of Philippe. Who had found her pretty, just not enough. Smart and elegant, but not enough. Philippe, who had told her "I love you" and "Do you really want that slice of cake?" This is a powerful debut Novel by Yara ...
  • Melissa
    Jan 31, 2019
    Gut-wrenching. Sad. Compassionate. Hopeful. Important. While this might be a work of fiction, there?s an air of authenticity that feels similar to taking a punch to the gut. At times, facing Anna?s reality is uncomfortable and harrowing, but also eye-opening and honest. While...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Feb 06, 2019
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Flare up like flame and make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don?t let yourself lose me. (^^^It doesn?t count as quoting the ARC...
  • Sharon
    Jan 20, 2019
    Anorexia nervosa is a horrible disease that touches so many people. It doesn't just take over your body and mind, but it also impacts on those that are close to you, family, friends and work colleagues. In this story, we take a journey of Anna?s life and her fight with anorexia and w...
  • Deanna
    Sep 25, 2018
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I was really looking forward to reading this novel. I had some things to get done, so I thought I would just read a few pages and come back to it. But once I picked it up, I didn?t want to put it down, and be...
  • Erin
    Oct 20, 2018
    I was fortunate to be asked by the book publisher to head to NETGALLEY and check out this book. I am so very glad that I did. The main plot is driven by the fact that the main character, Anna Roux, a professional French dancer, married for three years, is battling anorexia nervosa. No...
  • Victoria
    Mar 17, 2019
    Pain manifested into self loathing. What I knew about anorexia is based on after school specials from my youth and that the incomparable songbird, Karen Carpenter, lost her life due to its effects. And while I may intellectually understand that this is a maladaptive means to cope ...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Dec 13, 2018
    Thank you to St. Martin's Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley. Anna Roux of Paris succeeded in her dream of becoming a ballerina, despite the fact that she didn't have the ideal body type or physique. Her lover Philippe (who she was having an affair with) scrutin...
  • Dita
    Feb 02, 2019
    If I had to describe this fantastic book in one word it would be powerful. In this amazingly beautiful and well-crafted story we meet Anna and Matthias Roux. As the story opens, 26 year old, 88 pound Anna, a would-be dancer from France turned American grocery store clerk, is being a...
  • Jen
    Mar 05, 2019
    Anorexia. A disease that is both a killer of the body but also of the mind. An illness that is as prevalent today as it has been for years. This is the story of Anna. Her journey of suffering and her journey to healing at 17 Swann street where other residents are trying to recover. A ...
  • Mackey
    Feb 03, 2019
    You will find many heart wrenching, glowing reviews on Goodreads for The Girls at 17 Swann Street. This is not be one of them. As great as the story itself was, it did not resonate as it should have with me. Let me explain?. For those who are unaware, this book is about a home for...
  • Lisa Gardner
    Oct 16, 2018
    I was fortunate to receive this book as an Advanced Reading Copy. Given that I?m a suspense novelist, this was a different sort of novel, being the story of a 26-year old woman suffering from anorexia. I?m drawn to books with strong characters, however, and this novel grabbed me fr...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Feb 07, 2019
    4 poignant and inspiring stars for The Girls at Swann Street Anna Riux is a professional ballet dancer. Battling her emotional demons - imperfection, loneliness, failure, guilt - leads her on a dangerous downward spiral to anorexia and depression. To say that Anna's harrowing journe...
  • Lisa
    Apr 11, 2019
    MY NAME IS ANNA I AM A DANCER & I SUFFER FROM AN EATING DISORDER ANOREXIA NERVOSA!! I do not know how to give this novel justice but I just will say this Yara Zgheib thankyou for writing a book on this hideous disease I was compelled by every page I turned & it was a gut wrenc...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 06, 2019
    This was as beautiful as I?d hoped it would be. 17 Swann Street?It?s the peachy pink house where patients with eating disorders are sent for treatment, not always by their own decision; the condition is so insidious, it can be difficult to decide that for yourself. Anna Ro...
  • Paromjit
    Oct 22, 2018
    Yara Zgheib's heartbreaking and lyrical debut takes us into the world of eating disorders, how they can arise and the devastating impact on both sufferers and their circles of friends and family. It begins with the 26 year old Anna Roux entering 17 Swann Street, a residential medical t...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 04, 2019
    A hauntingly powerful story alive with heartbreak and hope! Yara Zgheib?s debut is a stunning story resplendent with compassion and heart! An important story, a story that needed to be told, and that could not have been told any better than it was in this book...Miss Zgheib handl...
  • Kendall
    Nov 10, 2018
    Happy publication date to another one of my 2018 favorites! Get this on your list!!! Oh my gosh.... I don't even know if I will be able to give this novel justice through this review but I will sure try! The Girls at 17 Swann Street is a breathtakingly beautiful novel that opens...
  • Louise Wilson
    Jan 18, 2019
    Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears - imperfection, failure, loneliness- she she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere 88 pounds. Her husband, Matthais finds her unconsc...
  • Katie B
    May 13, 2018
    Anna has struggled with anorexia for years and moves in to a live in treatment facility for women battling eating disorders. The book is described as having a lyrical quality to it and I admit I was a bit leery at first because that isn't something I typically like. However, because th...
  • Michelle
    Jan 30, 2019
    This is a stunning and raw look inside the mind of a woman that suffers from anorexia nervosa. "I do not suffer from anorexia. I have anorexia. The two states are not the same. I know my anorexia, I understand it better than the world around me." Anna is a young Parisian woma...
  • j e w e l s
    Jan 08, 2019
    FIVE STARS Like any disease, anorexia sneaks up on tiptoes. Quiet as a lamb. Anorexia is not wanted and most patients express surprise that they have fallen victim to such a hideous illness. Once diagnosed, the patient is usually very near death. It takes no less than a miracle to ?...