Books: Nostalgia

For seven generations the U. S. people have been moving to the city* but as their bodies moved cityward, their day dreams moved in the opposite direction. Year by year nostalgic books about the agrarian past have grown in popularity—books by and about grandmothers and grandfathers, memoirs of farm childhoods. One of the most popular was Delia Thompson Lutes's The Country Kitchen, recalling the Michigan childhood of a sturdy, quick-eyed girl who grew up to edit women's magazines, write etiquette books, &detest Faulkner and the end of Anthony Adverse.& The American Booksellers Association...

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