The Dollmaker

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Harper Collins, Apr 16, 2003 - Fiction - 607 pages

Strong-willed, self-reliant Gertie Nevels's peaceful life in the Kentucky hills is devastated by the brutal winds of change. Uprooted from her backwoods home, she and her family are thrust into the confusion and chaos of wartime Detroit. And in a pitiless world of unendurable poverty, Gertie will battle fiercely and relentlessly to protect those things she holds most dear -- her children, her heritage . . . and her triumphant ability to create beauty in the suffocating shadow of ugliness and despair.

 

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This is American fiction at its best. The main character, Gertie Nevels, is the strongest, most independent woman and mother I have ever "met" in a book, and I use quotes, but this is such a well ... Read full review

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American Wife lent me a new perpesctive of the public figure. I found many insights into the complexities of being a first lady in this novel that I probably would not have come up with on my own ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
23
Section 3
36
Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
365
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
436

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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