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Main Street
Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
"Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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NamasteReading
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Happy Indie Bookstore Day!!! - Main Street Books in Minot, ND

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overtheedge
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Carol Milford(Kennicotts') role as a "progressive" is hard not to appreciate, in this 1920 story of Americana. This is a novel of social reform versus personal freedom, still relevant today.
Erik Valborg, Vida Sherwin and Carol were my favorite characters.
I loved this book....love Sinclair Lewis....
Recommended!

Ruthiella I loved this book too! ❣️I should really reread it! 😀 2y
overtheedge @Ruthiella I did too!! Can't wait to read some of his other novels❤ 2y
Herschelian Babbit was the first of his novels I read, and to me it seemed to epitomise a certain aspect of America; Elmer Gantry is a must read, as is Kingsblood Royal, Dodsworth and Arrowsmith: the most relevant these days is his novel ‘It couldn‘t happen here.‘ Stunningly prescient. (edited) 2y
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overtheedge
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# 8 of 100
Main Street
By Sinclair Lewis

❤❤...Sinclair Lewis.

Herschelian Sinclair Lewis is one of my favourite authors of all time, I have collected all his books. Not so easy to do outside the USA. 2y
overtheedge @Herschelian I really like him also. I can't wait to read Elmer Gantry and Dodsworth. Have u read any of his novels from the 40's? Wondering how they are, I'm having trouble finding them. 2y
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Updrifting
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"I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying." #classicreads #sinclairlewis #turquiosebooks

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Aseleener
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Panpan

I read this on @SerialReader for my classic lit book club. 63 issues. It's much longer than it needs to be to get Lewis's point across. It's about a city girl who marries a small town doctor and has trouble acclimating to her change in scenery and society. She thinks she is going to change and transform this little town, but it doesn't quite work out that way. MC is whiny and unlikable. Lewis comes across as making fun of small towns.

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ClairesReads
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This was a decent read- which is really a social commentary on small towns in America at a particular time. It's also about accepting people and places for who they are- and our desire to change things. I was equally annoyed by and annoyed for Carol throughout the novel. Although I really appreciated Lewis' ideas- the manner in which they were presented was a bit protracted. Most of the real gems were right at the beginning and right at the end.

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ClairesReads
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Lewis is finally getting back to the point after a lengthy slump in the second half of this novel- but OMG THIS QUOTE

Redheadrambles Came across this quote from Steinbeck in travels with Charlie - “ Within my memory an outraged home town citizenry wanted Red Lewis back for tarring and feathering after he wrote Main Street” Interesting I didn‘t know it was contentious? 2y
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles yes- it is certainly critical- of a particular slice of society at the time, and of small and introspective places. In this regard I think it was very much before it's time...I guess it's contentiousness is a bit reflective of that real dichotomy of American society which I think we are now seeing a resurgence of, in a way it hasn't been evident for some time. 2y
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles side note- that's a great quote. 2y
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads I knew you were reading this so I thought to include it 😀 2y
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Sarah83
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ClairesReads
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Truth

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ClairesReads
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Turning point

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LukkiAnn
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I cannot say I really enjoy this book much, but I mark it as a pick. It is quite long with “nothing happened” concept. A heroine had a struggle to adapt to a life in a small city on the fist 580 pages and only on the last 10 she accepted the town as it is. The first half was quite funny, the second was dramatic and had risen a lot of moral points of human judgements. I would say if there was only the second part, I would enjoy it much more.

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ClairesReads
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Oh yes now we are getting to the crux of it

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Nebklvr
Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
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Do not question what you are told. To question is to be unpatriotic. Intense dystopian.

jpmcwisemorgan Sounds like a rather timely read. 2y
Nebklvr @jpmcwisemorgan I wouldn‘t disagree. Especially with people saying we shouldn‘t question our 4 star Generals. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m going to have to take a look into this one. 2y
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ClairesReads
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This book is not a fast paced one, but it's full of gems like this.

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ClairesReads
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A plus philosophy- that's how I was raised 💯👌🏻

CatLass007 That‘s how I was raised too! 2y
ClairesReads @CatLass007 the best way 2y
Emily92Bibliophile That's the parenting that brought be to be a librarian !! 2y
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ClairesReads
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Can already tell I'm going to love this

Libby1 You can take the girl out of Illinois but you can't take Illinois out of this girl! 2y
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ClairesReads
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Next up on @SerialReader this one which has been on my TBR forever

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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

It took a while to finish this one. I found out I am not terribly interested in American small town life, but I did sympathize with Carol, who keeps struggling with life in Gopher Prairie and with life in general. Her character is described very good, as are the characters of other inhabitants of the town. I feel like I know them. #1001books

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Aswenson
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#riotgrams #day7 Some of my #welllovedreads that I've kept over the years. Gopher Prairie from The novel Main Street is a fictional town based on Sinclair Lewis' boyhood home, Sauk Centre, MN. It's less than an hour from where I live!

VioletBramble Pretty boomerang. 3y
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LisaJo
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#CupidGoesPostal First, I thought shopping for books to send was my favorite part. Then, my package came and I thought this is my favorite part. Then, I watched everyone post their opened packages and that became my favorite part. Seriously, oh what fun this had been. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU @BookishMarginalia

TrishB Agree 😀 it's been fab. 3y
Reviewsbylola Every step is so much fun. 💕💕 3y
Wife I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited to see my presents and what everyone else was getting! @Reviewsbylola 3y
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ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 3y
drokka I think it's kind of phenomenal how relative strangers are brilliant in their choice of gifts. Perhaps it's partly because of a shared/common passion - books - but then to accurately select one or more PLUS other little special things. It really is amazing, then to have an excellent organizer @BookishMarginalia who cannily challenges us. 💗 3y
BookishMarginalia I'm glad! I like all the stages too! @TrishB @Reviewsbylola @Wife @ephemeralwaltz @drokka 💜💜💜 3y
Dolly I was thinking that same thing yesterday; how one package isn't just enjoyed by one person at the time of opening, but many times over by possibly hundreds of book lovers. Great ''mileage" ? 3y
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Mcoun
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Here is my stack of paper books for #readathon tomorrow - a little nonfiction, a few classics, and more. I also have 10 ebooks and 1 audiobook on standby. Due to family commitments, I have a limited amount of time to read, but I'm hoping to catch up on my GoodReads challenge. @DeweysReadathon

WOCreads So many great books, loved the Jackson and Wicked. Happy readathoning😃 3y
Leniverse Most of the Origin of Species is extremely dry. Unless you're a botanist or something like that, I don't recommend attempting it late at night! Happy readathoning! 3y
Mcoun @Leniverse, this will actually be my second attempt at Origin of Species. It is a tough read - but an important one in the history of science. 3y
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Leniverse Yes. I should make a second attempt one of these days too. Lol. Not tomorrow though. 3y
UwannaPublishme Awesome stack! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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