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Main Traveled Roads by Hamlin Garland
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Jul 08, 2012

it was ok
Read in July, 2012

I have a soft-spot for "pioneer" authors, Willa Cather and Ole Rolvaag in particular, so I picked up this little collection by Hamlin Garland with high hopes.

Ultimately disappointing. Some of the plots or characters were good and/or touching. . .But his prose was a little cumberous, and I was left with a foul impression of bigotry.

I'm probably just being hypersensitive because of a bias in favor of my own Scandinavian ancestry, but his tone and characterizations of the "stupid Norwegians" was a turn off.

Altogether, it was an okay read, but nothing special.

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