Poignancy as well as humor. This reminded me of the book PENROD. It took me back
to my own childhood andpath to adulthood. You'll love this family and be entertained by
the reminisces of this talented writer. What a funny and sweet story he tells of growing up
in a wonderful time and place. It's a memoir you'll long remember and want to read again.
Simply a beautiful and beautifully written slice of nostalgia. Amazon's synopsis of PENROD: Booth Tarkington was one of the greatest American writers of the early 20th century. The classic novels Alice Adams and The Magnificent Ambersons earned Tarkington The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and he is one of only three writers to ever win the award more than once. Tarkington's works are also notable for their Midwestern regionalism as many of his books are set in his native state of Indiana. Penrod, published in 1914, is a classic novel that details the adventures of a young boy growing up in the Midwest before World War I. Tarkington wrote two sequel novels to Penrod and all of them were made into films.