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The Bent Twig

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The Bent Twig is a captivating coming-of-age story that follows the life of a young girl named Elinor. Set in the early 20th century, the novel explores themes of family, education, and societal expectations. Elinor's journey from a sheltered child to a strong, independent woman is both heartwarming and inspiring.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher's writing is beautifully descriptive, painting a vivid picture of life in small-town America during this time period. The characters are well-developed and relatable, drawing the reader into their struggles and triumphs.

One of the standout aspects of the novel is its exploration of the importance of education for women. Elinor's desire to pursue higher education in a time when it was not widely accepted for women is both timely and thought-provoking.

Overall, The Bent Twig is a timeless classic that will resonate with readers of all ages. Fisher's insightful commentary on gender roles, education, and personal growth make this a must-read for anyone looking for a thought-provoking and engaging story.

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Semi-autobiographical series of incidents in the life of an intellectual American family in the late 19th - early 20th Century as seen by favored daughter, Sylvia Marshall. Her father is an economics professor in a Midwestern state university and she is following in his inquisitive footsteps. Canfield writes this in a matter-of-fact manner with Tarkingtonesque good humor.

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