The Corner Stone ePUB ´ The Corner PDF/EPUB ²

The Corner Stone ePUB ´ The Corner PDF/EPUB ²

The Corner Stone ➵ [Reading] ➷ The Corner Stone By Margaret Hill McCarter ➪ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This edition of The Corner Stone by Margaret Hill McCarter has been annotated to include biographical information and historical context relating to the author; biographical information on the illustr This edition of The Corner Stone by Margaret Hill McCarter has been annotated to include biographical information and historical context relating to the author; biographical information on the illustrator; a timeline of events relevant to the author's life and to events of the story; maps providing geographic setting and context with references to online resources; and a brief introduction summary and critiue of the workThe The Corner PDF/EPUB ² Corner Stone is a sweet plainspoken story set in Kansas in the early 's In it we meet Edith Grannell a young woman orphaned at an early age and abandoned to boarding school by her wealthy uncle Samson Grannell Edith’s uncle is interested in prosperity than family but fortunes are changing for him and his neighbors Grannell calls Edith back to the family farm with a plot in mind to increase his acreage and his wealth The author Margaret Hill McCarter has given us a character in Edith who is a strong self assured independent young woman We discover that Edith is compassionate and caring despite having received scarce compassion or affection from her only living relative her uncle On returning to her uncle's farm Edith recalls being sent away as a child and the goodbye kiss from her only friend growing up Homer Helm The tenderness of the recollection conveys the loneliness that was her life The memory of that good bye kiss had been a sacred possession in the poverty of a loveless childhood However while she was away at boarding school Homer it would seem has grown up to be something other than the kind hearted boy she remembers From there the story unfolds At first encounter it might seem surprising to find such a strong independent female protagonist in a story of this era However considering the conditions of the time and the life of the author perhaps it should not be a surprise to find McCarter’s protagonist to be a young woman of such strength In addition to being a wife and homemaker Margaret Hill McCarter was a successful author having published numerous short stories pamphlets and books She was also active in the community and in politics McCarter had the distinction of being the first woman to speak at a national political convention specifically the Republican National Convention of two months before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment acknowledging women's right to vote As many casual students of history are aware suffragette members of the militant National Woman's Party protested the Convention; what may be overlooked are the efforts of women like Margaret Hill McCarter who worked from within the system to help achieve the same goal McCarter wrote of life in Kansas in the late ’s and early 's with directness and fondness providing modern readers an authentic plainspoken view of American history in the years of settlement and homesteading following the Civil War Her body of work – the stories she wrote and her activities in the community and politics – make publication of The Corner Stone an appropriate choice to be the first in the uiet Voices series rediscovered works from historical authors whose voices may be newly appreciated by contemporary readers.


3 thoughts on “The Corner Stone

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    I loved this shorter novel It runs mostly through summertime and then ends with a chapter set on Christmas Eve Edith and Homer are its young folks of principle contrasted to Edith's uncle—a man of principal instead He worships money and wheat and suare cornered sections The endearing side characters little orphaned Faith Clover and her hard up veteran grandfather Waverly round out the story very nicelyHighly recommendedI got my copy at a library sale but you can probably find it on archiveorg It's a pretty uncommon little novel Mine still had the battered box instead of a dust jacketso cute


  2. Nancy Hammons Nancy Hammons says:

    I enjoyed this story of Edith and Homer but I sure did not like her Uncle Samson The wonderful moral is love is the corner stone of life


  3. Meen Meen says:

    This is a strangely shaped book It's about the same dimensions as a long envelope I have two of these types of books by the same author and this one is in really good shape They appear to be romances The first page is a lovely color print of a man and woman standing on a rock with this caption 'Whoever loves on Pawnee Rock will love always and always' she murmured softly Apparently these books were like the Harleuin romances of the early 20th century


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