HOME FOR GOOD by Erna Oleson Xan


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With Wisconsin My Home, a story of her mother, already in print, the author turns to an earlier period in her own childhood telescoped here into the years from 1910 to 1912 and tells a homey if artless yarn of her Norwegian family settling on Wisconsin farmland and bringing it and a dilapidated farmhouse to full bloom. The two older sisters manage to get their men, the younger ones to grow; mother manages to bring her family's reputation in the neighborhood to proper height, and father manages -- the recurrent theme of the book -- to round his children up, including Louie and his wife from California, and to sell his property as the spot for a summer vacation area which will provide work for all (this at the bid of a Senator and not of his own design). Nothing really frightful happens -- some bedbugs and quarrels are the worst irritations... all very pleasant if not too cosy.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1952
ISBN: 0548442290
Publisher: Ives Washburn