Thursday, October 06, 2005

"She wanted to hide in the generous indifference of cities."

On the nightstand (to borrow a phrase from Vodkapundit)--I'm reading Main Street by Sinclair Lewis. First published in 1920, it's about a city girl who marries a country doctor for love and for the idealistic goal of reforming his country midwestern Minnesota town into a cultured city. Obviously, the town's denizens resent her immediately and the gossip flies.

I'm only a third of the way through, but so far, I miss the affectionate tone of Jane Austen or Edith Wharton. Other than that, it's pretty good.


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