Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday Intros: The Home-Maker

The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher


" She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times! Warned him, and begged of him, and implored him to be careful. The children simply paid no attention to what she said. None. She might as well talk to the wind. Hot grease too! That soaked into the wood so. She would never get it clean. "


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First published in 1924 The Home-Maker was considered radical at the time - ' stunningly thought-provoking in its challenging of gender roles. '

After seeing this title on so many favourites posts of other bloggers I've been longing to read it and thanks to Persephone's half price offer now I can.

What did you think of the opening paragraph? Would you choose to keep reading?

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Tuesday Intros is a meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea which bloggers can join in with by posting the first paragraph (or two) from a book of their choice. 

22 comments:

  1. I would, and I did :) Actually, I was already primed to, from seeing on so many lists as well. I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I'd certainly keep reading. I saw this book on the Old-Fashioned Girls book club as their read and I really wanted to participate but I just can't right now. I'm clearing my 2015 calendar though, so I'll have more time to jump into things like this.

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    1. Sorry you're missing it but I noticed you were up to your ears in books to be read.

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  3. An author I have wanted to read for quite a while. Like this one

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    1. I've been hoping for an opportunity to have a copy and was delighted with Persephone's half price offer.

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  4. Fascinating! I'd read this just as a reminder of how attitudes have changed (for the better). I'll bet it's entertaining.
    My Tuesday post features a Navajo mystery by Tony Hillerman: THE BLESSING WAY.

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    1. Makes one shudder - haven't made much progress yet but have great expectations.

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  5. I am not familiar with this book at all, but it does sound interesting.

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    1. Times have certainly changed since then - it's very interesting.

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  6. I've never heard of this one, but it has hooked my interest! I'm going to watch for it.

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    1. I hope you will - it's very good.

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  7. I can relate to that, I'll have to check into this book. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. I think most of us can but fortunately our lives now have a little more choice.

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  8. This sounds like one I'd like to read Cat. Enjoy

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    1. I am enjoying, Diane. I recommend.

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  9. Now I am curious! I can relate to that woman's frustration....

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think most women will be able to. :-)

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  10. This looks interesting. I've not ready anything by this author, so I would keep reading. I'll look forward to your review. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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    1. I haven't read anything by her before either but it comes highly recommended and so far it's very good.

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  11. I read one of Fisher's books and really liked it. If you read about her, she sounds pretty amazing. A huge feminist and very into education reform. I'd continue on just for that :-)

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    1. I have been reading about her and she was an amazing woman. Many of her ideas are incorporated into this wonderful novel.

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