Girlchild - Tupelo Hassman This was really just not my cup of tea. Reading this made me understand why some jerks out there believe MFA programs are ruining American literature. I really disliked the voice that Hassman chose to use for her main character, a young girl named Rory who is growing up in a trailer park in Nevada. It felt too much like an intellectualized sociological report of what life is like in a stereotype of a trailer park as opposed to the personal experience of someone who has actually been in a trailer park. There was an inauthenticity that struck me as pretentious, and I just couldn't take it. Kicked it after 100 pages.