May 09, 11
Read from April 30 to May 09, 2011
This book is about gender role reversals and individuals finding their calls in life. Originally written in 1924, it tells the story of Evangeline, Lester and their three children. Evangeline is an unhappy, stay-at-home mom who puts more energy into a perfect image than in nuturing her children who are terrified of her. "Breadwinner" Lester is a milquetoast who hates his job but is adored by his children. Due to a tragic accident, each discovers their true self. It's hard to imagine that this book was written more than 80 years ago since gender bias is still relevant today. Very thought-provoking and a worth-while read.