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Adams, Alice,

1926–99, American novelist, b. Fredericksburg, Va. Her deftly wry and witty fiction concerns 20th-century domestic and professional life, and usually concentrates on the lives of women in various stages of transition. Adams wrote a total of 11 novels, including Careless Love (1966), Superior Women (1984), Caroline's Daughters (1991), Almost Perfect (1993), and A Southern Exposure (1995) and its sequel, After the War (2000). Adams is also noted for her short stories, collected in such volumes as To See You Again (1982), The Last Lovely City (1999), and The Stories of Alice Adams (2002).


See biography by C. Sklenicka (2020).

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Don't miss Alice Adams' Beaded Circle Crossing (at the B gates), whose massive aluminum arches and glass tubes pay homage to Native American tipis, beadmaking, and quillwork.
The fascination that suffuses Herrick's and Wharton's depictions of their heroines turns into something quite different in Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams (1921).
Artist Recognition Awards were given to "Untitled" by Alice Adams, 16, of Sheldon High School; "Maisy Pearl" by Jenna Cowan, 17, of Academy of Arts and Academics; "The Counselor" by Rimona Livie, 15, of North Eugene High School; and "Papa" by Cassie Taylor, 15, of Churchill High School.
Growing up and growing apart from friends is an inevitable--and bittersweet--part of life, one that has been poignantly captured in Alice Adams' debut novel, Invincible Summer.
Burscough started very well and dominated the opening half with several shots on goal from Ellen Hesketh, Harriet Russ and Alice Adams.
Attila Ban, 32, stabbed Alice Adams and Tibor Vass, both 20, last August after a booze-fuelled threesome.
Attila Ban, 32, who worked at Radisson Edwardian Hotel in London, killed Alice Adams and Tibor Vass last August.
Police found the bodies of Alice Adams, 20, of Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, and Hungarian national Tibor Vass, 20, of Harlington, on Wednesday.
The victims have been named as Alice Adams, 20, of Iver Heath, and Tibor Vass, 20, of Harlington.
TWO hotel receptionists found stabbed to death at a house in Harlington, west London, were named yesterday as Alice Adams and Tibor Vass as a man was remanded in custody accused of their murders.
Police found the bodies of the two victims, Alice Adams and Tibor Vass a Hungarian national in Harlington on Wednesday.
The move came as police named the victims as Alice Adams and Hungarianborn Tibor Vass, both 20.