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Barren Ground by Ellen Glasgow
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May 06, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: america, fiction-20th-century, 3ms, mtbr-challenge-2012, read-2012
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie☯
Read from May 04 to 06, 2012

What a magnificent novel by Ellen Glasgow.

This is the story of Dorinda Oakley's life in a Virginian farmland during the period of 1890 to 1920.

After a love disillusion case, she decides to move to a big city, and only by chance, she goes to New York City. The course of her life changes since then as a neurosurgeon and his wife show new directions that can take her own destination during her way back home.

Even with some mild traces of racism throughout her narrative, the author manages to captivate the reader with the constant struggle for Dorinda's survival in the fields of Virginia.

Thanks Bettie and Wanda for this book's recommendation, I really loved so much this book.

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Bettie☯ It was Susanna's mom (Judy) who put me onto Glasgow and was very pleased she did! I really loved the hard-hearted-hannah protagonist here.

I must find me a newtome Glasgow title too.

Laura I just found Weel of Life at Gutenberg!!

Bettie☯ I found it too thanks to you (that rhymes!) - yippee

Laura I was looking for the book's description and I found this free copy, great isn't it?

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