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M. L. Gardner is the bestselling author of the 1929 series. Gardner is frugal to a fault, preserving the old ways of living by canning, cooking from scratch, and woodworking. Nostalgic stories from her grandmother’s life during the Great Depression inspired Gardner to write the 1929 series—as well as her own research into the Roarin’ Twenties. She has authored nine books, three novellas, one book of short stories and a cookbook. Gardner is married with three kids and four cats. She resides in western Montana. www.mlgardnerbooks.com

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1929 (The 1929 Series, #1)

3.88 avg rating — 3,176 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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1930 (The 1929 Series, #3)

3.95 avg rating — 1,225 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Drifter (The 1929 Series, #4)

3.89 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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1931 (The 1929 Series, #6)

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Purling Road - The Complete...

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Elizabeth's Heart (The 1929...

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Purgatory Cove (The 1929 Se...

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Simply, Mine

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Short Stories From 1929 (Th...

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“You’ll do one of two things. Either ye’ll shut yer trap and carry yer disagreeable arse back to yer apartment, or ye’ll shut yer trap an' join us for a drink, leavin’ yer problems at the door.”
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“There is no way I am crawling home, a complete failure, to live under my parents’ roof, bringing the wife I can no longer support,”
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