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The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
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Apr 22, 2010

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bookshelves: biography, memoir
Read in April, 2010

The funny parts are very, very funny. MacDonald gives such personality and character to the farm and the mountains. She is at her best when discussing her battles with the natural elements, the quirkiness of her home, and her own demeanor. However, her pen also stabs sharply at her neighbors, and while I'm sure she used broad strokes for comedic effect, at times I felt a little bit uncomfortable with her almost snobby observations. She is also an absolute racist towards Native Americans. But I really did enjoy the overall flavor of the story: young lonely newlywed wife finding herself struggling in a life she didn't expect.

The author of this autobiography is the author of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books.
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message 1: by Tricia (new)

Tricia I saw this book on the discard cart at the library this morning! (the one that must also get Friends book sale rejects)

Tracy I wonder if it was the same copy I just returned? I would have kept it if I'd known they would discard it!

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