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By Anne Tyler

ISBN-10: 0307788326

ISBN-13: 9780307788320


Evie Decker is a shy, just a little plump teen, lonely and silent. yet her quiet existence is shattered while she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey at the radio and turns into immediately interested in him. She manages to fulfill him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible guy who turns into all too real....

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18 In what follows, there will be moments when reform writers can be seen questioning their understanding of truth. Much of what they perceive as truth, however, is the product of Protestant religious faith as well as of the Transcendentalist emphasis upon self-knowledge and self-reliance that pervaded antebellum reform culture: thus having faith, both in one’s God and in one’s self, often meant holding onto a vision of truth, especially when tested. Hence the pursuit of truth, on the page and in everyday life, was a continual balancing act between a selfish obstinacy and the defense of beliefs that one held dear.

The last two entries in the series bore the promising titles The Savings’ Bank and Worth a Million. None of these works advertise themselves as fiction, although the last volume especially, Worth a Million, would have tested even the most naïve comprehensions of verisimilitude: it features characters with names like Romanus, Casimir, and Anglebright. Colman’s advertisement for the series, The Panic of 1837 and the Failures of Literary Men 31 010 1-186 7/25/08 12:47 PM Page 32 which describes the wide range of genres available at his Fulton Street storefront, pointedly does not name novels among them.

Their nod to the moralistic and to historical fiction betrays the distinctions being made behind their bravado, as does the celebratory introduction to the tenth volume of the periodical. That piece announces that “it has been the steady purpose of the publishers and editors . . to present a magazine thoroughly AMERICAN in its tendencies . . in which all should find something to interest or instruct, and none any thing [sic] offensive to good taste, or subversive of sound morals, pure patriotism, or true religion” (Introduction, Knickerbocker 2).

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