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Between the Flowers: A Novel

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Between the Flowers is Harriette Simpson Arnow's second novel. Written in the late 1930s, but unpublished until 1997, this early work shows the development of social and cultural themes that would continue in Arnow's later work: the appeal of wandering and of modern life, the countervailing desire to stay within a traditional community, and the difficulties of communicatio ...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Michigan State University Press (first published November 30th 1999)
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Megan
Feb 26, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
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harriet arnow's book pretty much always make me cry. her writing is so so beautiful, but then there is always the tragedy of life. I kept wishing that maybe this time she decided to let everything work out nicely. sigh.
Tuck
a fantastic saga of hill billy world changing over to the modern world, with a young couple who elope and go out away from the hills to try and make it in the "real" world. only thing is, hubby has the great idea to be a farmer, while wifey thought they were going to the bright lights, anywhere, anywhere else but Kentucky. Author Arnow is the very real thing, in style and substance with Thomas Hardy, Faulkner, or any other superior novelist.
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Sep 28, 2009 Cranbery rated it it was amazing
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Amazing..............her usual wonderful writing! I love Ms Simpson Arnow's books.........there just aren't enough of them!
Everyone should read at least one............
Mary
Oct 04, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it
If Ms. Arnow writes it, I will read it.
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Nov 18, 2012 Sharon Jones rated it liked it
I was rather disappointed with this book. I had hoped it would be written in the tradition of the other books by Harriette Arnow that I've read. I had a hard time understanding Delph's character and why she did things the way she did.
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Nov 19, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it
Great followup of the book about the Cumberlands I just read. Knowing the history beforehand made it come alive for me.
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Harriette Arnow (July 7, 1908 – March 22, 1986) was an American novelist, who lived in Kentucky and Michigan.

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