The Prodigal Parents
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The Prodigal Parents

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Published 1938 by Doubleday, Doran & Co.
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found it at a used book store and loved it. this quote from the end summed it all up.. "it seems to me now that it isn't going where you want to that is freedom, but knowing that you can go".
I loved this book! Talk about a sleeper. I had read a couple of Sinclair Lewis' more famous books years ago and had no plans to read him again. Byron bought the book in a used book store many years ago and it moved with us every time we moved. Last year, Byron read it and said it was great and very funny. Written in 1938 the language is dated. However the themes are universal.
This was my first book by Sinclair Lewis. I was surprised by how readable and humorous it was. The dialog is a bit dated, but the subject matter was very relevant. Funny we think society has progressed, yet human nature hasn't changed.
I read this at the cottage this summer. As the 'prodigal son' of my family I quite liked it. I think its grade thus far is way too harsh so I'll give it a 5.
Stephanie Haynes
Not Sinclair Lewis's best work, but pretty enjoyable nonetheless.
John Marr
An obviously running-out-of-steam cut&paste job.
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930 "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H.L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] the...more
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