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ISBN-10: 0736606661

ISBN-13: 9780736606660

ISBN-10: 5557078959

ISBN-13: 9785557078955

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's beautiful first autobiography, during which she recounts her small-town Midwestern adolescence and upward thrust to literary repute, all amidst the backdrop of the US round the flip of the twentieth century.

A modest lady becoming up one of many in simple terms Jewish little ones in her Midwestern city, Edna Ferber begun overcoming the percentages at a tender age. Pursuing paintings on the neighborhood newspaper as an blameless 17-year-old, she was once assigned the evening court docket shift, reporting on medicines and violence, and steadily discovering her personal voice in status as much as what she witnessed. As she persevered to pursue writing, she remembers a number of the ways that she stumbled on proposal, major her to put up her first books and later, So Big, which gained a Pulitzer Prize and catapulted her to status. Ferber's outstanding reviews all happen in the course of a time of pre-WWII emerging anti-Semitism and the gaining strength of Hitler in Europe, and a number of the old and political tensions of the time colour the attention-grabbing occasions of her life.

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