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by Ann Tatlock

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ISBN:
0786247207
Author:
Ann Tatlock
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr (November 1, 2002)
Pages:
542 pages
EPUB book:
1136 kb
FB2 book:
1800 kb
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1160 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
559


A Room Of My Own book. Sometimes you need to take a step back and read a good heartwarming story about family. A Room of My Own by Ann Tatlock is just such a book that will take you back to just such a world.

A Room Of My Own book. The author has done an excellent job of developing a coming of age story of a young girl in the 1930's. While living through the hard years of the depression we see this family come together. The story captured my heart and I really had a hard time taking a reading break once I started.

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A Room of My Own. 463 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Virginia, the young daughter of a wealthy doctor’s family, sees her life forever altered by the Great Depression. Forced to give up her own room so that relatives can move in, her resentment at those circumstances is altered as she helps her father, who spends his spare time giving medical attention to the people of Soo City. Soo City is a makeshift camp near the Soo Line tracks. But her father’s goodwill clashes with powerful people who wish the camp destroyed. by Ann Tatlock

A Room of My Own. by Ann Tatlock. Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. 2333 Barton Oaks D. Raleigh, NC, 27614.

This was my first read by Ann Tatlock. What a gift she has! My grandparents, who lived during the Great Depression would tell about those very difficult times A Room of My Own brought that time in history to life. As the reader I felt that I was right there with the characters, feeling their struggles, their emotions, their heartbreaks and their will to persevere even in the worst of times. The story line moves smoothly yet not without some twist and turns which keep you turning pages far into the night. 3 6 5 Author: Ann Tatlock Narrator: Kate Forbes

A Room of My Own. 3 6 5 Author: Ann Tatlock Narrator: Kate Forbes. This charming, old-fashioned story of a girl growing up during the depression will convince you that anything is possible. Against a backdrop of authentic hardship and despair, 13-year-old Virginia Eade discovers the true source of happiness. A doctor's daughter, Virginia spends her days dreaming of romance with "the two Charlies"-Charles Lindburgh and Charlie Chaplin. by. Tatlock, An. Tatlock, Ann. Publication date.

A Room of My Own : A Novel. Virginia, the daughter of a wealthy physician, lived in an idyllic world until the Great Depression hit, and when she finds herself alongside her father giving medical aid and assistance to the community, she begins to learn the true lessons of life.

about this book: A Room of My Own is a coming-of-age story set during the Great Depression, in 1932. It's the story of 13-year-old Virginia Eide, the daughter of a well-off physician who dreams of romance and traveling the world

about this book: A Room of My Own is a coming-of-age story set during the Great Depression, in 1932. It's the story of 13-year-old Virginia Eide, the daughter of a well-off physician who dreams of romance and traveling the world. But when her father begins giving medical aid to the residents of Soo City, a local shantytown, Virginia goes along to help him and begins to learn the meaning of servanthood. A Room of My Own is an engaging, fact-filled story. Homeschoolers have used this book to learn about the Great Depression, as it is filled with facts about the era.

A Room of My Own [hardcover] Tatlock, Ann [Nov 01, 2002]
  • Maridor
Even though the Great Depression is well underway, 13-year-old Virginia Eide is largely unaffected by it. Sure, she hears her doctor father and his assistant talk about the news at meals, and she and her classmates raised money for a local mission to feed the hungry. But Virginia and her three younger siblings have everything they need, as does everyone they know. Surely, Virginia believes, things can't be all that bad.

But then one day, a tattered man races to their door, anxious for Doctor Eide to come help a badly injured man. Virginia's father is led to a shantytown, dubbed Soo City in honor of the traintracks it's near. His eyes are opened to the true horrors being experienced by families who have lost jobs and homes. While Virginia's mother refuses to see, her father is determined to help Virginia begin to see a bit beyond their privileged existence.

Soon father and daughter are making regular visits to Soo City. Virginia meets people such as the Everhardts, with baby Caroline and her two brothers; old Lucky, with his dog T-Bone; Mrs. Hunt with 15-year-old Lela, a dreamy teen with the same hopes as Virginia and her best friend Charlotte. She quickly begins to look forward to visiting with her new friends, also looking for ways she might help make their lives a little better.

Then one day, Virginia happens to stumble upon some terrible information. If she decides to act one way, she may save the residents of Soo City; but if she acts another way, she may risk her father being injured or even killed. How can she ever decide what to do?

Meanwhile, Virginia's Uncle Jim has lost his job and consequently the family home, causing him, Aunt Sally and their two sons to move in with the Eides. Having eleven people under one roof certainly takes its toll on everyone, both physically and emotionally. But Virginia realizes she's blessed to have her family so close at hand when members are in danger.

Tatlock weaves a beautiful story, combining the usual coming of age with the specific details of life during the Depression. If nothing else, readers will come away with a greater understanding of the struggles and sacrifices made by ordinary people during their day to day lives.
  • Thiama
This is the first book I have read from author Ann Tatlock, and what an amazing discovery. Her writing is delightful, and takes the reader along on a marvelous journey, in this case to the Depression Era. I felt like I was there watching the story unfold. It is a book filled with love, hope, faith, despair, and forgiveness, all rolled into a wonderful history lesson about the life and times during the early 1930's. I didn't want it to end, but end wonderfully it did. This immediately sent me looking for other books available by Ms. Tatlock and from this I will have plenty to ready over the next months well into next year. They all come very highly rated, with subject matters drawing my interest.
  • santa
This book has sweet insight into the relationships of a young girl. There is Lottie (Charlotte) with whom Ginny spends hours and hours. They fantasize about their future, spinning the globe and stopping it on some exotic place where they expect to honeymoon with their husbands some day.
Ginny has a deep relationship with her father. She believes he is the epitome of integrity and wisdom and she hopes to be like him when she matures. Her father, a medical doctor, exposes her to the less fortunate as he offers his services freely to those in Shantytown with Ginny in tow. Ginny learns there are people without the blessings of her life and she feels a tug in her heart to help them by collecting blanks to distribute for the coming winter.
Through the years of the Great Depression, Ginny (who now dictates that everyone must call her Virginia) watches the people of her town and Shantytown struggle to survive. She sees the effects of the deflated economy and the cruelty of men when her dad is hurt as he tries to help those less fortunate.
Virginia experiences the growing-up years in her body but also in her heart. She evaluates life and what is right and good versus wrong and bad.
Those experiences are the seeds which blossom into a life of fulfillment.
I received this book for my honest review.
  • Micelhorav
Ann Tatlock's skilled wordsmithing brings to life a very difficult time in our history. She faithfully paints a vivid picture of the suffering of so many left with no home or way to feed their families and of those with jobs but being abused by the business owners harsh work conditions and starvation wages. Most of all she makes clear that Christian love and kindness brings light and hope in the worst situations. This is not a cliche filled tale so often found in Christian novels. This story lives and breathes.
  • Ballazan
Delightful. What a satisfying story. I think it is difficult to write a book in first person and from a child's perspective. Ann Tatlock does just that with skill and beauty.This is the second time I have read this book. I liked it even more the second reading. Few "coming of age" books can go on my read-again shelf. This one deserves to be held onto for a third read in a year or two. The author took me to the Great Depression years, she reminded me what it was like to reason as a child, and she created wonderful characters that lived as hobos and a family situation with challenges. I suppose what will draw me to this story again is writing that causes me to pause and say, "would I do that"? Not just amusing story, but thought provoking.
  • Hiylchis
This was my first read by Ann Tatlock. I have a short list of my most favorite writers and Ms. will be on that list. What a gift she has! My grandparents, who lived during the Great Depression would tell about those very difficult times A Room of My Own brought that time in history to life. As the reader I felt that I was right there with the characters, feeling their struggles, their emotions, their heartbreaks and their will to persevere even in the worst of times. The story line moves smoothly yet not without some twist and turns which keep you turning pages far into the night. A great story from a talented author...definitely 5 stars!
Before finishing the book, I was on Amazon purchasing my next Ann Tatlock novel.