Publisher: Jo Ann Lewis
Dear Marguerite is an intimate portrait of a period of American life when the nation was starting to form what would become its modern identity. Set in a small town in the Mid-West, the story begins with a young girl's first years of awareness, as Prohibition takes hold, and later the Great Depression sweeps across the nation. The story finishes in “modern times”, when the effects of what began fifty years in the past can be seen clearly.
It is the story of four generations of an enduring family that fought to overcome adversity and to find some joy in simple things. Wholeheartedly embracing the promise of the 20th Century, they struggled to meet its demands.