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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: a Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston

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An unusual format, a fully illustrated scrapbook, makes this period romance unique.  Frankie Pratt receives a scrapbook, her father's old typewriter and a letter of acceptance to Vassar for her high school graduation in 1920 and begins to record her world.  Caroline Preston does a remarkable job creating Frankie's voice through the small snippets of conversation and captions she uses on each scrapbook page.   True to the way one really keeps a scrapbook it only hits the highlights, an almost disasterous romance before college gets a few gushing pages, the first tough year at Vassar gets a page and the rest of her college career is summed up in one page at graduation.  Working briefly in New York and Paris Frankie hits the high spots of those glamorous locations during the Roaring Twenties before heading home to care for a sick mother.  A fun light read with a well deserved happy ending. Check Our Catalog

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