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A Daughter of the Middle Border

Hamlin Garland

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I had no desire to share Burton's perilous journey down the Hotalinqua.

As my mother's excitement over my return passed away, her condition was disturbing to me. She was walking less and less and I began at once to consider a course of treatment which might help her. At my aunt's suggestion I wrote to a physician in Madison whose sanitarium she had found helpful, and as my brother chanced to be playing in Milwaukee, I induced mother to go with me to visit him. She consented quite readily for she was eager to see him in a real theater and a real play.

We took lodging in one of the leading hotels, which seemed very splendid to her and that night she saw Franklin on the stage as one of "the three Dromios" in a farce called "Incog," a piece which made her laugh till she was almost breathless.

Next day we took her shopping. That is to say she went along with us a helpless victim, while we purchased for her a hat and cloak, at an expense which seemed. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I have enjoyed both of the Middle Border books and am sad to come to the end of them. I shall check out Main Travelled Roads and possibly I can find another Middle Border book. These are books of a time of 100 years ago when Indians were spoken of as "red men" even if Garland was one who wrote with

This is the 2nd time I've read this book, which testifies to its quality, as I seldom read a book twice.

I've lived in the Chicago area most of my life and worked in the Loop for over 20 years. In that time, I ran across Hamlin Garland's name twice. The first time was when attending a wedding reception that was held in the room where the Cliff-dwellers met, a literary group formed by Garland. The secon

I grew up in Onalaska (mentioned twice in this book including the imposing Nathan Hill which lies between the two communities ... The club built and erected a large wooden arch to serve as a marker near the site where Nathan Smith's home was located. This site is on Mrs. Emil Drudick's property on U

Son of the Middle Border is one of my favorite reads of the year, so I was eagerly anticipating this Pulitzer winner. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its predecessor for me. I would have given this book just two stars, but the last 50 pages or so describing Garland's fatherhood and last days wi

I was charged with reading a Pullitzer prize winning book this month through Lazy Days Library Reviews.
Stupidly I decided not to re-read my favourites or even one from this century. I say stupidly only because I see LDLR's challenge as a way to expand my reading.
This book is both historical and auto

This book continues the autobiography started in A Son of the Middle Border. The writing is superb; the content isn't as interesting as the first book. It details the author's marriage and family, his rising writing career, and the death of both his parents. The daughter of the middle border is his

I love Hamlin Garland. I love reading about his life, the people he knew, his adventures and his love of his family. His descriptions and feelings of aging really strikes a chord with me.

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