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Carol is a young librarian fresh out of college in St. Paul, Minnesota, when she meets Dr. Will Kennicott.
What Lewis lacks in narrative acumen, he more than makes up for in drawing distinctive characters and scripting sharp dialogue with a good ear for dialect.
While Lewis wrote this book in 1930, his lessons are still applicable today in understanding human social interaction.
Sinclair Lewis had great vision...it is amazing that this book could have been written this year. Main Streets and its residents still existPublished 2 days ago by David Pohlman
Rereading this book....which was a best seller in the 1920's, reminds us of how little our culture changes and how the social norms make change almost impossible.Published 1 month ago by wwI maven
I find it very interesting that a man can write a female character with that amount of depth and understanding.Published 3 months ago by Mary Jacobson
The esteemed author Sinclair Lewis is a soul who can give us a highly clever portrayal of social history in the early 1900s. Read morePublished 6 months ago by franklin c. white jr.
There must not be anyone home on Main Street because the book never arrived. I didn't know where to complain before, so I'll do it here.Published 7 months ago by Sharon Tarr
Carol Milford is a naïve girl from the city, full of the hopes of youth for a better world. Wooed by the older Dr Will Kennicott , she marries and moves to his 'dandy little town'... Read morePublished 9 months ago by An admirer of Saul
A bold book because it speaks the truth about small town life, the good and the bad.
It was a little too long and over did some of the negatives of small town live. Read more
I bought this book to read on a trip to Nebraska, my first ever trip to Nebraska. Sinclair Lewis captures an image of conformity and the somewhat flightly herione is sucked in. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nancy C. Nazario