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An early work of Dawn Powell and from what is referred to as her Ohio stories. Written in 1929 the plot is one that is a bit over used yet the four star rating is for some bits of writing that are just beautifully fitting of the social setting. What some authors hint at in this era are taken on with a more directness by Powell The theme of suppressed feelings, marriage and the thought process of self awareness are all expressed in a manner that is not overly wrought but still has an emotional ho...
American Lit. I think this is the one I read. Anyway, I read one and based on that, bought a whole set that I have meant to read. I enjoyed the female struggle of early 1900s, the history - set in Ohio... women's story... wrenching. If not a classic, it should be. Looking forward to reading again and reading her other books that I bought a while back to have for future... (which is now)
I couldn't get past the errors she made identifying the way people were related. Is that petty of me? Also, I didn't care much about the heroine. She reminded me of Louis Bromfield's steel mill sisters. Both of them. Ugh.
Somewhat dated, but interesting and sensitive.
Why haven't I heard about her before?? Wonderful book. Will read more of her writings