All in all, this is not one I will be reading again. Her Father's Daughter 1921 , one of Stratton-Porter's last novels, was set in southern California, outside Los Angeles, where she had moved around 1920. She has a hard life and endures many a setback before things finally turn around for her. Also, I'm glad I didn't read this book early on when I was reading through her titles. It is only after the death of her father, that things begin to mend, and Kate's life takes a turn she never thought it would. Strangely, toward the end of the book she makes a speech praising Native Americans and the damage our civilization did to them.
She has a true servant's heart, and a contagious hunger to examine herself and to know the whole truth of a matter. Keep in mind the period it was written to be more amenable to the story. New A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. She marries the alcoholic doctor, who is not quite a villain. I found it a most disappointing offering from an author I had previously enjoyed.
Her mother dies just after having reconciled with Elnora, her daughter dies in childbirth, and her favorite sister dies at the most hopeful point in her life. Packed with care, shipped promptly. I liked it, but at the same time, I didn't like it! An amateur naturalist as well as novelist, she still has her own memorial society in her native Indiana. This book is unlike Mrs. And nobody is redeemed by nature.
Although the book was published less than 100 years ago, the book used some unusual words e. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Won't say what happens, but the end is awesome and touching! Why did Kate name her son after a father who never showed her any affection or even fairness? Judith Reick Long, one of Stratton-Porter's biographers, stated that World War I-era racial prejudice and nativism were prevalent in the United States and it was not unusual to be anti-Asian in southern California at that time. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Yellow on graphics of spine.
Fearing that her head would be level with the windows, she bent and walked swiftly past the church; but the words went with her, iterating and reiterating themselves in her brain. When they have got our last secret, constructive or scientific, they will take it, and living in a way that we would not, reproducing in numbers we don't, they will beat us at any game we start, if we don't take warning while we are in the ascendancy, and keep there. Her sister wastes much of the money on herself until one day young Linda has an awakening and realizes what is happening. Pages and cover are clean and intact. It was hard to read, but studied in the time period that it was written, through the hindsight lens of history, it could be an important reminder to us of how far we can stray when we are fearful and ignorant. A Daughter of the Land has much to commend it, even though Kate's decision making exasperated at times, and it was more than just a tad overlong. I didn't enjoy reading it, but I don't want to forget about it either.
I found some of the thoughts the main character talked about interesting seeing when this was written between the World Wars. Kindly fix your attention on my head piece. As I understand, Gene Stratton Porter was criticized, even in her own time, for having idealized characters and romantic plots. Just as you become complacent and think 'I know where it is going', the author springs a nasty little surprise on you and keep the story going at a steady pace. I ended up with very mixed feelings.
As someone living in California then, he explained it was necessary because of the hate so many felt against the Japanese - that it was for their safety. The remembrance that she had not dressed for church deterred her; then her face twisted grimly as she again turned to the path, for it occurred to her that she had nothing else to wear if she had started to attend church instead of going to see her brother. Just as you become complacent and think 'I know where it is going', the author springs a nasty little surprise on you and keep the story going at a steady pace. Sure, their father is looked upon as a wealthy land owner in their farm community, and the family is large and spreading their work ethic past the original homestead; however, there are serious issues. A brilliant high school girl gets into one scrape after another, a female Mickey Rooney. It is a real life love story, not only in terms of romance, but also love of family and love of the resources found in working the land.
It certainly colored my opinion of the story and made me heartsick. Graphics on front board and on spine are quite bright. Immigrants are part of the story who at that time in history, were. About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Fearing that her head would be level with the windows, she bent and walked swiftly past the church; but the words went with her, iterating and reiterating themselves in her brain. However, the strong character of Kate Bates is portrayed in great contrast to her wrong, life altering decisions. Mild scuffing and marking to boards. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Lang: - eng, Pages 500. The dust jacket is missing.