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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Well, reading a lovely book but not in a lovely setting. Took my littlest to the ER - hoping it‘s just strep throat! We‘re in for a long night though - it‘s busy.

Graywacke Oye, good luck. Strep would be easy - antibiotic and done! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Good luck. I hope he feels better soon. 2mo
JenniferP @Graywacke @Leftcoastzen Yep, it's strep. I'm sure he'll feel better by tomorrow so I'm glad I took him in - despite the 3 hours at the ER! 2mo
BarbaraBB Oh that must have been a hard night. I am happy he‘ll be fine. Have a very merry Christmas despite the ER and enjoy the book (one of my favorites this year ❤️) 😘 2mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB merry Christmas to you too! I picked this book because I remembered how much you liked it! My little one is already feeling much better this morning - the magic of penicillin! 2mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Congratulations, @Librarybelle on your great, big Litfluence!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I‘ve been dying to get my hands on the tagged book ever since reading @BarbaraBB ‘s glowing reviews. Thanks for the fun giveaway! 😘😘


Librarybelle Thank you! This looks so good! 4mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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September wasn‘t the best month for me. I didn‘t read much, partly because I didn‘t really like any of the books I read. All 2 or 3 star reads, with the exception of the tagged one - that one I looooved 💜.

#SeptemberStats #SeptemperWrapUp

Kalalalatja That‘s too bad! A lot of my reading time this month was spent on a bad book, too, and looking back, I wish I had bailed 😅 5mo
LeeRHarry I had similar luck - hopefully October will be a better month for us 😊 5mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja O really? Which one? 5mo
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Liz_M You didn't like Severence? Maybe I won't try to hunt it down. 5mo
BarbaraBB @LeeRHarry Let‘s hope so indeed, it gets a bit frustrating, reading disappointing books! 5mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M I did like it, but it was nothing out of the ordinary. I don‘t remember much about it even now! 5mo
Kalalalatja This 👉 I think part of it was timing, but it just bored me, and felt like a chore I had to get through 5mo
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The Home Maker | Dorothy Canfield, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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An apparently cozy novel about a family where the man becomes paralyzed and is home bound, which means that the mother has to go to working. However, there is so much under the surface. Written in 1924, Canfield Fisher breaks in each sentence with traditional role patterns, as experienced by both adults, their children and their community. A beautiful, poignant book.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Vermont

Ruthiella Definitely on my list!😀 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good 👍 5mo
Librarybelle This sounds good! 5mo
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LeahBergen Lovely review ❤️ 5mo
Suet624 I just saw you read this for Vermont for your Reading USA challenge. It‘s an interesting choice considering how many authors Vermont has. 2mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 It was not really a choice, I read that one (and loved it!) and it coincidentally fitted the prompt! 2mo
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The Home Maker | Dorothy Canfield, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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"the fanatic feminists were right"

The Home Maker | Dorothy Canfield, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#BookPyramid of #PersephoneBooks end papers topped off by the shop. Learned about it here on Litsy this week. #PhotoadayNov16

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The Home Maker | Dorothy Canfield, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#PhotoADayNov16 Day 4 - Set in a Small Town

One of the few #PersephoneBooks set in America, THE HOME-MAKER, published in 1924, explores gender roles in an early twentieth century, small, Midwest town. A housewife must become the breadwinner when her husband becomes seriously injured and is confined to their home with the children.

#SetInASmallTown #Feminism #GenderRoles

Wilkie I just ordered this book for my Mum's birthday💖 3y
BooksForYears @Wilkie What a fab gift! 3y
Eyelit I loved this one! Good choice 😃 3y
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missjenniferlowe The quilt in your picture looks lovely! Did you make it? 3y
Lacythebookworm Persephone ❤️❤️ 3y
Laura317 I'm crushing on the quilt, too! 3y
Arbol I read this about a decade ago and I was blown away at how ahead of her time this woman was. I have wanted to buy a copy ever since - I'm so glad to find out it has been republished. It really is a wonderful book. 3y
Bradleygirl Oh goodness. I love her Understood Betsy beyond reason, so must add this to the stack. 3y
BooksForYears @Bradleygirl And I'll be adding UNDERSTOOD BETSY to my stack! 3y
rubyslippersreads Love Understood Betsy; excited to learn about this. 3y
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