SUSAN MORRISON - Home Front Girl

  
 

Wednesday, November 28 7pm

SUSAN MORRISON
speaking & signing
Home Front Girl:
A Diary of Love, Literature and Growing Up in Wartime America


Kept from the early 1930s through the mid-1940s by a young Chicagoan, this diary provides a fascinating, detailed record of the life of an astute and witty teenage girl during the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II. The only daughter of a working-class Swedish immigrant and his wife, this everyday girl describes her life growing up in the city—from pining for handsome boys in ROTC uniforms and bus trips between the Art Institute and her home to her love of Lake Michigan and, later, her campus life at the University of Chicago. Along the way she ruminates about the daily headlines and major touchstones of the era: the Lindbergh kidnapping, FDR on the radio, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane, Garbo, Churchill, Hitler, war work, and Red Cross meetings. Poems, doodles, and drawings of the latest dress, outfit, or haircut accompany the entries. The diary is an entertaining and delightful read as well as a vivid account of a real American girl’s lived experiences.

Susan S. Morrison is a professor of English literature at Texas State University–San Marcos and the author of two books on the Middle Ages. She lives in Austin.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781613744574
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Published: Chicago Review Press - November 2012

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