Barren Ground by Ellen Glasgow

Barren GroundBarren Ground by Ellen Glasgow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a magnificent novel by Ellen Glasgow.

This is the story of Dorinda Oakley’s life in a Virginian farmland during the period of 1890 to 1920.

After a love disillusion case, she decides to move to a big city, and only by chance, she goes to New York City. The course of her life changes since then as a neurosurgeon and his wife show new directions that can take her own destination during her way back home.

Even with some mild traces of racism throughout her narrative, the author manages to captivate the reader with the constant struggle for Dorinda’s survival in the fields of Virginia.

Thanks Bettie and Wanda for this book’s recommendation, I really loved so much this book.


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