Wednesday, September 14, 2016

on July 24, 2016
Poignancy as well as humor. This reminded me of the book PENROD. It took me back 
to my own childhood and path 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.

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