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Saratoga Trunk

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Title:Saratoga Trunk
Ferber, Edna   
(3 of 5 for author by title)
Show Boat
Ice Palace
Published:   1941
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:fiction, romance, film/TV adaptation, Southern U.S.A.

A fun read about Clio Dulaine and Clint Maroon, a mismatched pair who fall in love in New Orleans and go to Saratoga during racing season to make their millions ... whatever it takes. Assisted by the dwarf Cupidon and the Octaroon Kakaracou, Clio can be as outrageous as she likes. This was equal parts Gone With the Wind and The Sting. Very enjoyable. The descriptions of the food and coffee in New Orleans is worth the price of the book.—Diane Barnes @ Goodreads.com.

Made into a 1945 movie starring Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:240 Info

Author Bio for Ferber, Edna

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Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was an American novelist and playwright. She was born in Michigan, but her family moved frequently as her father pursued business interests. The daughter of Jewish parents, she suffered from extensive anti-Semitic abuse as a child which haunted her for the rest of her life. Ferber’s sense of herself as a Jew and her adult responses to antisemitism were also shaped by the pain of those years. At age 17, she began working for the Appleton Daily Crescent, a small newspaper in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her early experience in journalism led her to a life of writing. She moved to New York City where she met a wide array of friends which at one point led her to join the Algonquin Round Table which was a loose association of intellectuals who discussed a variety of topics. Even before her experiences in New York she began to write and publish short stories and novels. She was known for books that featured strong female protagonists. In 1925 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "So Big", a story about a widowed woman struggling to work a farm by herself while raising her son. Ferber’s enduring love of America and its workers is a theme that resonates throughout her work which still inspires readers to this day. (Encyclopedia of Jewish Women)

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