Thursday, March 30, 2017

Maude by Donna Foley Mabry

Maude by Donna Foley Mabry

If you have ever wondered what life was like before modern birth control, before early child marriage was against the law, before compulsory education, before women could control their own lives, do I have the book for you. Really. This book was written by Maude's granddaughter. I couldn't put it down. 


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I visited this post yesterday and it sent me on the oddest journey (here on my desktop).... I thought Maude' sounded like a great book, so I went to Amazon -- good price -- I hit buy now and Amazon told me "you already purchased this book you dope" (they didn't really say those last two words) ... I still couldn't remember the book, so off I went to my archives, only to find that my new-ish Paperwhite Kindle doesn't even have Archives listed on the table of contents. So then back to the Amazon website, found my list of purchased books and downloaded Maude' again.... still can't get it on my Paperwhite, but found it on my Kindle Fire and now I'm re-reading it again there. Yikes!

But it's a great book and as soon as I got the childbirth (the first one, her sister's) I started to remember the book perfectly ... but I'm still re-reading it all. As you point out, it is a great reminder of how good we do have it these days. A thing I need to be reminded of once in a while.

It's kind of embarrassing to admit that I didn't recognize the book but I didn't think you'd make too much fun of me if I confessed. Reading on Kindle I usually don't even see the Cover of a book -- if I had, I think I would have remembered this one.

Florence said...

Oh goodness, Sallie, I thought I was the only one that did that!! It has only been a few weeks since I started reading Standing in the Light, only to realize that I had already read it. Since I purchased it for my Kindle, I must have either read a library copy or maybe there's a paperback somewhere around the house. OTOH, the good news is that at least I remembered reading it!!