Book Reviews of Herbs and Apples

Herbs and Apples
Herbs and Apples
Author: Helen Santmyers
ISBN-13: 9780312906016
ISBN-10: 0312906013
Pages: 330
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper
Book Type: Paperback
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a place and time remembered only by the heart....
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A bittersweet portrait of a young girl pursuing her dreams of a literary career, a story of love and war and the family ties that affect her destiny. By the author of "...And Ladies of the Club."
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An enchanting celebration of life and love
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Bittersweet protrayal of a young girl pursuing her literary career.
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From Publishers Weekly
Before Santmyer began her monumental ". . . And Ladies of the Club," she had produced this semi-autobiographical novel, which was published in 1925 while she was studying at Oxford. Now reissued, unrevised, it seems very old-fashioned indeed. In Derrick Thornton, her alter ego, Santmeyer creates a sometimes insufferably high- and singleminded young woman, who determines early on that she will be a great writer. Derrick's childhood and her friendships in the fictional town of Tecumseh, Ohio; her coterie of friends when she goes East to college; her few years as a career woman in New York; the death of her fiance in WW I; and her decision, when her mother is dying, to renounce her ambitions and return home to take care of her younger siblings, are the main events in a narrative that generally fails to elicit the reader's emotional involvement. In her leisurely, lyrical descriptions of small town life and the Ohio countryside, the author has a sure touch that charms.
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A bittersweet portrait of a young girl pursuing her dreams of a literary career..a story of love and war and the family ties that affect her destiny
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This book is enthralling. It has been some time since I've read it, but I still remember being totally captivated.
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A celebration of small-town America.
Very enjoyable reading.