Author: Olive Higgins Prouty Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 9781649741110 Book Pages: 176 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Olive Higgins Prouty the author of Stella Dallas and Now, Voyager brings you the sequel to her wonderfully delightful novel Bobbie: General Manager. The Fifth Wheel follows Bobbie’s sister Ruth as she navigates her way into young adulthood. Faced with the usual life choices of a young women of her time in her place she finds herself questioning the options she has and not wanting to be little more than a fifth wheel in her own life.
Author: Barbara Weir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Xlibris Corporation ISBN: 9781465328465 Book Pages: 154 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Aging media mogul Max Vanderhoven drives his vintage horse-drawn carriage up a mountain road and plunges off a cliff to his death. Was it careless driving? Suicide? Or murder! A second ambiguous fatality follows. Widow Dulcy McGuinness, attending a conference of horse and buggy aficionados, ferrets out the answers -- and endangers herself -- by unearthing clues connecting the construction of antique carriages to compositions by Mozart. Her interactions with her own horses, two grown sons and a new lover, plus intriguing and complex familial relationships among the other characters, all play out against old-world ambience vs. modern electronic technology.
From the author of Now, Voyager. Included in this mammoth omnibus edition are Bobbie: General Manager, The Fifth Wheel, and Stella Dallas. This book will quickly become one of your favorites and provide you with hours and hours of reading enjoyment. Bobbie: General Manager is a perfectly enjoyable glimpse into the life of an upper middle-class teen age girl whose family has begun to struggle during the Gilded Age. At once funny, honest, and very well written. The Fifth Wheel follows Bobbie's sister Ruth as she navigates her way into young adulthood. Faced with the usual life choices of a young women of her time in her place she finds herself questioning the options she has and not wanting to be little more than a fifth wheel in her own life. Stella Dallas a pretty working class girl decides she wants more out of life than drudgery and work. She sets her sights on marry rich and she manages it. But she soon finds that marrying a rich man and keeping him are not the same things. Course and vulgar by upper class standards she is unable to bridge the cultural divide that separates them. When Stella and her husband inevitably divorce she shifts her ambitions to her daughter. But can she be any more successful at helping her daughter fit into that world than she was herself? Stella Dallas has captivated audiences since it first appeared. It has been successfully adapted three times for the screen and once as a radio play and is credited with creating the modern soap opera. Barbara Stanwyck garnered an Oscar nomination for playing the title role.