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A fireproof home for the bride, Amy Scheibe

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A fireproof home for the bride
Title
A fireproof home for the bride
Statement of responsibility
Amy Scheibe
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emmeline Nelson and her sister Birdie grow up in the hard, cold rural Lutheran world of strict parents, strict milking times, and strict morals. Marriage is preordained, the groom practically predestined. Though it's 1958, southern Minnesota did not see changing roles for women on the horizon. Caught in a time bubble between a world war and the ferment of the 1960's, Emmy doesn't see that she has any say in her life, any choices at all. Only when Emmy's fiance; shows his true colors and forces himself on her does she find the courage to act--falling instead for a forbidden Catholic boy, a boy whose family seems warm and encouraging after the sere Nelson farm life. Not only moving to town and breaking free from her engagement but getting a job on the local newspaper begins to open Emmy's eyes. She discovers that the KKK is not only active in the Midwest but that her family is involved, and her sense of the firm rules she grew up under--and their effect--changes completely. A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE has the charm of detail that will drop readers into its time and place: the home economics class lecture on cuts of meat, the group date to the diner, the small-town movie theater popcorn for a penny. It also has a love story--the wrong love giving way to the right--and most of all the pull of a great main character whose self-discovery sweeps the plot forward. The setting is Kent Haruf, but the heroine is pure Annie Proulx"--
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Scheibe, Amy
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Young women
  • Minnesota
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
A fireproof home for the bride, Amy Scheibe
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Publication
Control code
2014035531
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781250049674
Lccn
2014035531
Other physical details
illustration
Label
A fireproof home for the bride, Amy Scheibe
Publication
Control code
2014035531
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781250049674
Lccn
2014035531
Other physical details
illustration

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