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¬óbooks 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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