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The Lemon Jelly Cake (Prairie State Books)

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ISBN13: 9780252061639
ISBN10: 0252061632
Condition: Standard
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A surefire guarantee for the headaches and stomach upsets of the late twentieth century, The Lemon Jelly Cake carries readers back to kinder, gentler times in a small town at the turn of the century. Evoking a forgotten America of lush lawns, bountiful summer picnics, and shady front porches, the tale is set when the day's toughest decision might have been what to serve for dinner or which suit or dress to wear.<P>In this new Prairie State Books edition, an introduction by longtime Millikin University faculty member and Findlay resident Dan Guillory situates the book and its charming tale firmly in the Central Illinois of 1900.

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Sarah Strother, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Sarah Strother)
This is a simple, finely tuned story about a girl's experiences over the summer. I consider the book to be absolutely appropriate for a young audience, but the story's subtleties may be more fully appreciated by more mature readers. The story comes alive with details of the early 1900's Midwest, and through the comical misunderstandings of the young woman at the heart of the story. The writing is so entertaining and easy to read that I found the book almost unputdownable.
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Jenn, August 16, 2006 (view all comments by Jenn)
Set at the turn of the century, this is a fun and facinating look at small town life. There are neighbors who compete with one another as to who makes the best dessert, two little girls visit a brothel without realizing what it is, and where community means more than just the place you live, it's a way of life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780252061639
Introduction:
Guillory, Dan
Author:
Guillory, Dan
Introduction by:
Guillory, Dan
Introduction:
Guillory, Dan
Author:
Smith, Madeline Babcock
Author:
Smith, Madeline
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Girls -- Illinois -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Prairie State Books
Series Volume:
no. 6750
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.50 in

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