The Other End of the String (a Book from Gail’s Bookshelf)

This book from Gail Lee Martin’s bookshelf is reviewed here by her daughter, Virginia Allain.

Growing up in the Pegram family is lovingly detailed but not in a maudlin way. This is like Little House on the Prairie updated to the 1920s and 1930s. It’s a time of hardship and learning to make the most of what you have.

It’s the stories honed by many retellings as the family sat on the porch in the twilight after a hard summer day of working in the garden. The rememberings are woven together into this very personal book that also tells the story of that era.

I’ve read dozens of memoirs from this time period and this one is special. A very enjoyable read.

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