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Six tales of everyday life in an Iowa community
Kindle Edition, 111 pages
Published May 16th 2012 (first published 1969)
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For regionalist writing, these stories are more conscious of extra-regional issues than one might expect. The major characteristic of the collection is the conflict between capitalism and personal connection. Thanet, like her Midwestern contemporary Hamlin Garland, comes down on the Populist side of things. "Tommy and Thomas" is probably the best story here; several others are tarnished by too-easy conclusions.
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Alice French (March 19, 1850 – January 9, 1934), better known as Octave Thanet, was an American novelist and short fiction writer.

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