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Glory in the Flower (Keeping Days #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  164 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Tish continues her diary recording the trials and tribulations of the six months between January and June in 1901. Sequel to "The Keeping Days."
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Published June 1st 1990 by Puffin (first published March 1st 1974)
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Aug 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-books
I'm upgrading this to five stars because I decided I liked it as well as or better than The Keeping Days.

I stayed up late last night and read the whole thing through, even though I had no business doing so.

The childbirth scene reads totally differently now that I've had my own childbirth experiences. Mama is glad the doctor isn't there, because she can do things her own way -- and her own way involves staying upright and moving around as long as possible, which is now recognized as a really goo
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book picks up where Keeping Days left off. Tish reflects on the past six months and is determined to be more mature in the next six months and handle what life gives her. She has a lot of new things to juggle this year: school, homework, Mama's impending new arrival, not to mention the revival of the Brownings literary society and the school's production of Romeo and Juliet in which Tish and her sort-of-boyfriend Ken play the leads! There's also continued altercations with Mary Lou Hodge, t ...more
Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comfort-read
7/2014 Familiar territory, sure. But this time I took something different away (and not just the fact that the orphan-asylum coat is brown, not plaid- why did I think it was plaid?) and I think I've figured out what has always bothered me about this book. I always cry when(view spoiler) ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in "The Keeping Days" series and it picks up exactly where the previous book ended. The series follows the Sterling family, especially 14 year-old Tish Sterling, who live in The Bronx New York in 1901. Tish's life isn't always easy, and like most teenagers, she is often misunderstood. This book is nostalgic with the remembrance of first love. I was also very surprised that Tish was allowed as much freedom in 1901 with her first love Kenneth as she was. Her older sister Br ...more
Vicki Jaeger
Sep 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vicki by: librarian
Book #2 in the "Keeping Days" series...otherwise known as "Vicki travels down memory lane"
I liked this book better than the first. Tish plays Juliet in 'Romeo & Juliet,' and it's a lovely little book. I DO agree she's quite self-centered in this one--but that's from an adult view. A 14/15-year old is bound to be self-centered...remember that age? I did enjoy it (and yes, will read it again at some point, guilty pleasure)!
Nov 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I read this this evening and it was fantastic. This book definitely had more mature/coming-of-age themes, than the funny-family themes of the first, but the thing is, it was done SO WELL. Absolutely believable. I almost cried. Excellent, excellent, I'll have to find the next books in the series, though I'm scared I'll be let down since I have such high expectations. Read it.
Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Except for the regrettable sermonizing by Pa Sterling in the Celinda chapter (am not appeased because it's identified as such), I think this is probably the best of the Tish books. What say you all? It isn't funny like The Keeping Days is, but even so.
Jan 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood, 2-3-times
I loved thi series when I read it. In later years, I could not remember its name. I despaired of ever finding them again, until I came across a book report I wrote in junior high school. I hope to re-read these. I wonder if they'll stand the test of time?
Lori B
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The first book I ever cried over .. .
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book seemed much sadder to me than the first in this series. I felt very sorry that her family couldn't stand behind her when she needed them to!
Barbara Mader
Jul 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Actually, I think four stars.
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Norma Johnston was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, the only child of Marjorie (Pierce), a teacher and Charles Eugene Chambers Johnston, an engineer. She read voraciously--especially mysteries, to which her family was addicted. She was ducated at Ramsey public schools and Montclair State College, later studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and elsewhere, and received a teaching certificat ...more
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