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Girl of the Limberlost
Girl of the Limberlost | Gene Stratton-Porter
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Rejected by her embittered mother and scorned by her classmates, Elnora Comstock seeks consolation in natureamid the wilds of eastern Indiana's Limberlost Swamp. Teeming with danger as well as beauty, the vast marshland offers Elnora an unexpected way to build a better life.Gene Stratton-Porter's "A Girl of the Limberlost" has captivated readers since its initial appearance in 1909. Its realistic characters are headed by an intelligent, independent heroine who has served as a positive role model for generations. Its portrait of Elnora's blossoming friendship with a young man who shares her joy in nature depicts a pure romance, rooted in shared interests and mutual respect. Written by a popular Midwestern author of the early twentieth century, this is a book to cherish."
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Herschelian
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Re-read this after 64 years - what a wonderful book.

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Readerann
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Exercised a bit while listening to this. It was my mom‘s favorite book and I‘ve been meaning to read it for a long time. I have to go help with a candidate event in an hour, so I‘ll listen to audio in the car to and from. Can‘t believe it‘s already the 5th hour of #readathon!

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rubyslippersreads
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merelybookish Gorgeous edition! 2y
Daisey Lovely! It‘s been a long time since I read this. 2y
batsy Oooh, so pretty! (I think I'll be saying this about all of your 7 faves posts 😆) 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
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merelybookish
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#Cult5. The girl reader edition. 👧
Thanks to @vivastory, the only one I know has cult status is the Moomin book.
If I owned a copy, Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block would be here too.
Thanks for the tag @AnneCecilie ☺️

JamieArc Girl of the Limberlost makes my heart happy 😊 2y
cathysaid Harriet is my hero ❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads I am a charter member of every one of these cults! 😊 (edited) 2y
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merelybookish @JamieArc I agree. @cathysaid Harriet is the best! @rubyslippersreads Me too! Just missing Betsy-Tacy. ☺️ 2y
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish That's exactly what I was thinking! 😊 2y
Bradleygirl Go Harriet and Emily! And of course Limberlost girl. 2y
LeahBergen YES!!! 2y
BarbaraBB Pippi 😍 2y
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TubaSheila
Girl of the Limberlost | Gene Stratton-Porter

This was the book that got me back into reading. I read it for the first time when I was a young teen. I love it so SO much. Nature! Music! Drama! Romance! Happy Ending! It felt so good to walk with this character.

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Chessa
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#riotgrams / day 7 / #welllovedbooks / I'm fairly certain that both of these were once my grandmother's. I have a special place in my heart for A Girl of the Limberlost.

LeahBergen 😍 3y
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AvidReader25
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There are so many great badass heroines, I couldn't chose just one. Jane, Scout, Katniss, Elnora, Offred, and Turtle are all badass in their own way. #MostBadassHeroine #riotgrams

britt_brooke Scout 💚💚💚 3y
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ebj123
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Currently reading.

vandeblogger I loved that book as a kid! 3y
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Loreen
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Here are all #Girlinthetitle books I have on Kindle. I didn't realize how many I had. So I took a screen pic and played with a bunch of the stickers here on Litsy. 😬 #ReadJanuary #genestrattonporterismymomsfavauthor so I should read her sooner.

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Chessa
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God, Elnora's mother, Mrs. Comstock, is THE WORST. So freaking hateful. #worstparent #octphotochallenge @LibrarianRyan

Hornsby78 I had forgotten all about this book. Yes, she is an abusive horror of a person. 3y
rubyslippersreads Great choice! 3y
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rubyslippersreads
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I practically drool over the descriptions of Elnora's lovely lunchbox and the scrumptious delicacies packed inside. 😄🍎🍗🍴 #booksthatmademehungry #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day18

Lacythebookworm I love coming across descriptions of food in books! 🍗🧀🍧 3y
Daisey I was just looking through my Gene Stratton-Porter books the other day and thinking that I need to find time to reread this one! 3y
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Chessa
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So, I would wager that about 85% of our collection of books are used, so here's our biggest shelf. My super handy husband dude built this for us last winter, and I lurrrrrve it. #bookphotochallenge #shelfie #augustofpages #usedbooks

SusanInTiburon 💚💖💚 4y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ this! 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I luuurve it too! It's gorgeous! 4y
LeahBergen Wow!! 😍 4y
LizGotauco I was obsessed with Girl of the Limberlost as a teen...despite a very big bug phobia ha! 4y
Chessa @LizGotauco My copy was my grandmother's! I read it as an adult, and some of it was kind of weird/icky from a contemporary standpoint (the mother/daughter thing was...fraught) but overall, I really liked it! And I loved imagining my grandma reading the same copy. ❤️ 4y
Chessa @SusanInTiburon @LauraBeth @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LeahBergen Thanks! ❤️ It was so funny, when he was building it he kept changing his plans - and going over the changes in minute detail with me. Little did he know I had no freaking idea what he was talking about from the beginning, so there was a lot of smile-and-nod on my part. 😂😬 4y
Yournewfriendsams Awesome!!!!! Wish my dude was handy! 4y
Gayan Love the shelves! ❤️💙💜💚💛 4y
TheWellReadOwl 💕❤️💕❤️ 4y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
CherylDeFranceschi Just gorgeous!!! 4y
Lizpixie Awesome!❤️💚❤️ 4y
UwannaPublishme Really love this! Gotta show this to my handy guy. 😊 4y
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Owlizabeth
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It's #recommendsday and I've been thinking about rereading this one recently. This is a go to favorite from my childhood AND is in the public domain! Features: strong female characters, gorgeous nature writing, a little bit of heartbreak and a whole lot of figuring out what's important in life. Recommended for fans of: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, or outdoorsy people. Fantastic family book ("wholesome") that I still love as an adult.

rubyslippersreads I love this book and was always jealous of Elnora's lunchbox. 😄🍎🍗🍰 4y
AmyS I ❤️ this book so much!!! 4y
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rubyslippersreads
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SharonGoforth What a lovely picture! 4y
SusanInTiburon Very pretty. 4y
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LitHousewife
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Thanks to @Avidreader25 I'm on the lookout for my copy of this book I loved so much in middle school. I'm hoping my mom still has it. If not, I'll be scouring my bookshelves this weekend.

AvidReader25 I hope you find it! 4y
AvidReader25 Sorry for bombing your comments, but I thought you might enjoy the link! 4y
LitHousewife The link isn't working. That should be easier to share here, shouldn't it? 4y
SurlyBooks This was my mother's favorite childhood book. I do not know how it's possible that I never read it. Tossing it on my TBR stack now. 4y
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AvidReader25
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An absolutely wonderful read. I thought this one would be boring, but the main character is a fiery, independent girl. She's a bit like Anne of Green Gables, but a little more of an outsider. A truly wonderful coming-of-age story.

capriciousreader I loved that book. 4y
LitHousewife That was one of my favorite books in middle school. Thanks for reminding me of it. I just might have to find time to reread it. 4y
AvidReader25 I didn't discover it until last year. I wish I'd read it earlier! 4y
LitHousewife I'm going to google the cover I remember from my collection. I wonder if my mom still has it? 4y
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