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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764220233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764220234
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,261,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Wrapped up in dreams of boys and marriage, 13-year-old Virginia Eide is brought back to a harsh reality when her uncle loses his job and his whole family is forced to move in with the Eides. Slightly resentful, Virginia doesn't fully understand why Jim can't just get another job. Visits to "Soo City," a housing camp for the homeless on the edge of their town, open Virginia's eyes. Along with her doctor father, Virginia helps care for the homeless. Virginia also begins to realize that God may not only have a place in her day-to-day life but has plans for her entire lifetime. Tatlock's first novel brings the Depression era to life, especially in its depiction of the of Soo City residents. Recommended, especially as an alternative to the romances and thrillers that usually populate Christian fiction.
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"brings the Depression era to life... Recommended, as an alternative to the romances and thrillers that usually populate Christian fiction." -- Library Journal

More About the Author

I knew I wanted to be a writer from the time I tapped out my first stories on my grandfather's old manual typewriter in the summer of 1973. I studied English and theology in college and later went on to earn my master's degree in journalism from Wheaton College Graduate School. I worked as a writer and editor for Decision magazine from 1987-1992, when I left to pursue fiction writing fulltime. I find great satisfaction in my work, and I especially enjoy hearing from my readers. In addition to writing, I'm also the managing editor of Heritage Beacon, the historical fiction imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

Customer Reviews

Good story of how God's love prevails through all!
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I have only read about a fourth of the book but it only to a couple pages to grab my attention.
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The characters were wonderful and were brought to life in this beautifully written book.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Heidi L. Marshall on February 6, 1999
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I was totally fascinated by the characters in this good book. I learned so much about the Depression years, and I actually enjoyed learning about this period in our history. This author has a gift. Her next book is already in my shopping cart awaiting purchase. Definitely five stars.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By puff on June 28, 2005
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This is a beautifully written, very realistic look at life during the Great Depression. It is about a privelaged young girl who has to give up her own bedroom for her relatives who come to stay with her family after her uncle loses his job. She learns so much about real life through her compassionate father who is a gifted doctor who helps heal the poor. She learns to overcome her fears and predujices and grows up into a strong young lady. This is not a cheap, flaky romance for females who don't ever want to see pain and change, but rather one for those who are (or want to be) women of compassion, wisdom, maturity, and influence.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mom of two on February 24, 2004
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I read this book when it first came out and i read it once a year now..i enjoy the way that Ann takes you deep into the emotions of the main character..you feel like you are going through this experience with her. I look forward to reading more books by Ann Tatlock soon
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Myers (rwmyers@ix.netcom.com) on November 4, 1999
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Ann Tatlock brings us a sweet story of innocence, laced with subtle humor and warm spirit. It was truly refreshing to me to read a historical novel that gives one hope for the future. This is one "jewel" of a book that will leave you feeling better about yourself and the world around you. The characters jump off the page and you can easily relate to each. Excellent story line laced with fresh insights into this period of our history.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marcie on August 12, 2001
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This story is centered around the main character, 13 year old Virginia, who is discovering the bad things that can happen when people are out of work. Virginia's father is a doctor, and is never one to turn away someone in need, so when someone is injured in the nearby shanty town of Sioux City, he doesn't hesitate to go help. On later visits he takes Virginia along and they come to make many friends among the homeless, jobless people. Then hard times hit her own relatives as her Uncle Jim is fired from his job after trying to line up a union. Virginia loses her room to her aunt and uncle and has to get used to living with 4 extra people in her home. The story captures all the hardships people of this time had to endure, but also the kindness of people like Virginia and her family. They are put to the test when word gets out that the sheriff is planning to burn the residents of Sioux City out of there town. Virginia is caught between wanting to help her new friends or protecting her father, who she knows will want to go out and help. A touching story for anyone who wants a good book without bad language and which leaves a person feeling good.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 2002
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I started out praising this book. The writing is really quite lovely. BUT the story is sooooo drawn out. Scenes that could have taken a paragraph or two go on and on and on. I realize a writer has to set the mood but Tatlock goes so overboard in detailing every emotion and happening that it TAKES AWAY from the story. I've read LONG books (over 1000 pages) and the story was so good I didn't want them to end, but this story did not have enough subplots ... or any.. to carry the long windedness.
I'm sorry, but because of this major flaw I left this book near the end. By that time I really didn't care what happened to the characters, and I think that is the very WORST THING that can happen to a reader.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1999
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A Room of My Own was awarded the 1999 Silver Angel Award by the Hollywood-based Excellence in Media organization.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SKRazz on March 15, 2012
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I absolutely loved this story, and found myself wishing my own mother was still alive so I could ask her whether she was aware of what was going on when she was 13 years old. She was born in 1920, so she would have fit perfectly in this story as a friend for Virginia (Ginny) Eides.
The story is told through Ginny's eyes, and we see her grow up very quickly during the summer as she comes face to face with the fact that life isn't a fairy tale. Set in the middle of the Great Depression, Ginny's family is not rich, but quite well off comparable to many others.The Depression hasn't touched her family (of course as a child, she doesn't know what affect it has had on her parents) and she doesn't quite understand why the unemployed men are so lazy--why they don't just get another job. Her much loved uncle loses his job and the entire family is forced to move in with the Eides. Ginny is angry at first because she has to give up her room for her aunt and uncle. However, Ginny's father, William Eides, is a doctor, and Ginny begins accompanying him to the shantyville on the edge of town where entire families, forced from their homes due to unemployment, are living in cardboard "homes." As her father tends to the poor, Ginny's eyes begin to open to the suffering around her, and she realizes how much she has to be thankful for.
When the grain mill workers call a strike and people begin to get hurt, fear descends on not only the town, but directly on Ginny's family. I was thoroughly invested in this family, and I am sure I will read this book again and again.
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