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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very 1950s Feel To It, May 27, 2012
This review is from: This Fine Life: A Novel (Paperback)
Growing up before the '60s cultural revolution, the emphasis was on family, nice home atmosphere, furniture sets that matched, record players and television, strong work and church affiliation, pay your bills on time. And the tone of the book reminds me of that, actually reminiscent of the television shows of the 1950s.

A young girl fresh out of boarding school goes against her parents wishes and marries someone from a social class beneath her. All for love, she experiences a completely different lifestyle than the one to which she was accustomed by following her new husband as he pursues his dream. After some growing pains, it seems that she'll be just fine.

As quaint as the 50s seemed, there was a certain amount of restrictiveness that the '60s were responsible for opening up to allow more freedom. It was like the feeling one had going from black and white television to color television excited to see the pink smoke from the "I Dream of Jeannie" bottle.
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