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Some parts of it were quoted which made me want to read it.
The story begins with a young woman reporter who is concerned over the chance of losing her job because she has refused to buy a Liberty Bond.
Porter makes the attention to character, to detail, to the expression of creative vision seem effortless.
Perhaps I expected too much. I was bored with all three novels and had to force myself to continue to the end of each. Won't read it again.Published 3 months ago by AvidReader
I learned about this short novel while watching a documentary about the influenza epidemic of 1918. Some parts of it were quoted which made me want to read it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by laura
Simply, a fantastic collection of short novels that captures a mood and a time. It is a shame these aren't more well known.Published 6 months ago by Mike Dahlstrom
A short novel written by a woman who nearly died in the 1918 Influenza outbreak. When she finally recovered, she found out that her fiancé, who had nursed her at the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by MW
"She lay on a narrow ledge over a pit she knew to be bottomless... and soft carefully shaped words like oblivion and eternity are curtains hung before nothing at all.... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark
Each of these stories is, in its own way, heartbreaking. Porter weaves disillusionment, bitterness and death around the meager lives of early 20th century Americans, of southerners... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jafrank
An excellent book- well delivered. This was a part of my book club selections - and the price was right for me. A look at the effects of the influenza during WW IPublished on December 1, 2012 by J. Long
This book by Katherine Anne Porter, originally published in 1939, consists of three short novels, each about fifty pages long. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Karl Janssen