Social Class as a False Marker of Virtue: A Girl of the Limberlost

It turns out that A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) by Gene Stratton-Porter is a sequel to another book, called Freckles. I realized this as I marked A Girl of the Limberlost as “read” on Goodreads, and saw that it was labeled #2. And then I realized that a character in the book, Freckles, whom... Continue Reading →

When Women Were Birds

During the early part of my summer break this year, I found myself stifled by boredom.  My children and I are used to the regular rhythms of school, day care, piano lessons, soccer practices, ballet, and my teaching schedule.  Things were hectic, but I thrive on that sort of structure.  However, once summer came, my... Continue Reading →

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