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Book Review: Giant

Until I moved to Oklahoma, Texas was not high on my list of go-to places to visit. Now that I live a scant 3 hours north of Dallas, weekend trips to the Big State are a fairly common occurrence. 735 more words

Book Review

SPOTLIGHT: Sizzling Pre-Code Stanwyck (VII)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990), one of Hollywood’s most respected leading ladies. 841 more words


The Need-To Read (172)

Three Edna Ferber:

1. Cimarron.

2. Show Boat.

3. Giant.


Ice Palace-

A large reading audience to amass.



Change hits ordinary folks hard in best 1935 bestsellers by women

Ellen Glasgow’s Vein of Iron and Edna Ferber’s Come and Get It would have tied for first place on my list of the best of the 1935 bestsellers, with Rachel Field’s… 306 more words

1935 Bestselling Novels

Come and Get It marries human story to cultural history

Barney Glasgow begins his career as a lumberman at age 13. Part Paul Bunyan, part Horatio Alger, Barney works his backbreaking way up from a chore boy yelling, “Come and Get It,” to logger, then to timber buyer, then to land buyer. 195 more words

Social Criticism

So Big, by Edna Ferber

Terrific story of a woman and her son, and how their lives differ due to their outlook on life. Selina seems fit for finer things, yet she embraces the life of a farmer’s wife. 43 more words