American Beauty Author:Edna Ferber Once the oakes estate had been the showplace of the Connecticut Valley. But by 1890 the land was starved and barren. All that remained of the proud Oakes line was the spinster Judith, and she herself had faded with the long empty years. — Then Ondia Olszak came to work, a rugged, full-blooded Pole with a peasant's natural love for the land. Toget... more »her they struggled to save the farm. And for the first time in her life, Judith was happy....Until Tamar came.
Tamar was the orphaned daughter of Judith's cast-off sister: an elfin child, beautiful and gay.
With her, life returned to the famished land. Life----and passion.« less