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The Cutters by Bess Streeter Aldrich
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The Cutters

by Bess Streeter Aldrich

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Corny perennial truths.
Noted during my 1980's attempt to read every book in my small town library. ( )
  juniperSun | Dec 4, 2014 |
I am sure this is abook an older sibling brought home from the school library, and I read it with some appreciation ( )
  Schmerguls | Aug 19, 2013 |
A wonderful story about the importance of family and morals. The story of the Cutter family has the feeling of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" or Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables". It gives you such a good feeling about life. The Cutters are a small town family whose lives you follow from the era of pre-Great Depression to post-Great Depression, an era when family seemed to mean so much more. Yet, we see that children and families don't actually change that much. Getting to know each member of this family is so enjoyable. Such a sweet story. ( )
  gcamp | May 19, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803259166, Paperback)

All unhappy families are alike, to invert Tolstoy, but each happy family is happy in its own way. Although they live in a rambling white house in a midwestern town called Meadows, the Cutters are too irreducibly real to stand in for the average all-American family created by pollsters, popular magazines, and television sitcoms.

They compete for the reader's attention, pursuing happiness in human ways that have not changed since 1926, when The Cutters was first published. But it is Nell Cutter who best illustrates Bess Streeter Aldrich's strength in drawing memorable characters. Whether she is decorating the house on a budget for wealthy guests or testing child-raising theories or trying to make the daily loaf a little more yeasty, Nell Cutter is not afraid to ex-periment. She may go out on a limb, but it is seldom a dead one.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:59 -0400)

Whether she is decorating the house on a budget for wealthy guests or testing child-raising theories or trying to make the daily loaf a little more yeasty, Nell Cutter is not afraid to ex-periment. She may go out on a limb, but it is seldom a dead one.… (more)

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