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Borrowed Summer

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These beautifully fashioned and haunting tales are the work of a writer who has important things to say in more than one of the categories into which writing is arbitrarily divided. Elizabeth Enright has long been famous for the intuitive apperceptions of childhood which have made her books, beginning with KINTU and THIMBLE SUMMER, living creative art.
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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published 1946 by Rinehart & Company
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It's always a pleasure to read more of Enright's work. Most of these stories deal with the lonely and a good many lean toward the bitter end of the bittersweet continuum. The U.S. homefront during WWII is an important factor and moths and thunderstorms make their usual and very welcome appearances.

"Bertha tried to shake away her mood and reflected that the trouble with making cornbread, as with most of her occupations, was that it didn't give you enough to think about. You were at the mercy of
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Elizabeth Enright (1907-1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Her mother was a magazine illustrator, while her father was a political cartoonist. Illustration was Enright's original career choice and she studied art in Greenwich, Connecticut; Paris, France; and New York City. After creating her first book in 1935, she developed a taste, and ...more
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