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by Betty MacDonald

Onions in the Stew epub ebook

Author: Betty MacDonald
Category: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: George Mann Books (September 1, 1993)
Pages: 223 pages
ISBN: 0704102501
ISBN13: 978-0704102507
Rating: 4.7
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XVI Onions in the Stew. Also by Betty MacDonald. FOR twelve years we MacDonalds have been living on an island in Puget Sound

XVI Onions in the Stew. Chapter I. No money and no furniture. FOR twelve years we MacDonalds have been living on an island in Puget Sound

Betty MacDonald (March 26, 1907 – February 7, 1958) was an American author who specialized in humorous autobiographical tales, and is best known for her book The Egg and I. She also wrote the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series of children's books

Betty MacDonald (March 26, 1907 – February 7, 1958) was an American author who specialized in humorous autobiographical tales, and is best known for her book The Egg and I. Piggle-Wiggle series of children's books. She is associated with the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington state. MacDonald was born Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard in Boulder, Colorado. Her official birth date is given as March 26, 1908, although federal census returns seem to indicate 1907.

Onions in the Stew stands out as Betty MacDonald's most mature and effortlessly humorous memoir

Onions in the Stew stands out as Betty MacDonald's most mature and effortlessly humorous memoir. It's also seemingly the most unstructured of the four published in her lifetime. What a fabulous, descriptive first chapter of the book! Betty MacDonald knows how to pull readers right in to the setting, which in this memoir is primarily Vashon Island, off Puget Sound in "From the water, Vashon looks like a stout gentleman taking a Sunday nap under a wooly dark green afghan. The afghan, obviously homemade, is fringed on the edges, occasionally lumpy, eked out with odds and ends of paler and darker wools, but very ample so that it falls in thick folds to the water.

In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters. Betty MacDonald is a wonderful writer, local to the Seattle area, and surprisingly unknown by many. Although some of her books are out of print, some are not. It takes place on Vashon Island in the 1950s, and has Betty raising her teenage daughters with her 2nd husband. As always, she is very, very funny and at the same time aware of nature as well as human nature.

In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble island in Puget Sound, a ferry-ride from Seattle. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble . Onions in the Stew - Betty MacDonald. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Nov 1, 2016ISBN: 9780062672216Format: book. FOR twelve years we MacDonalds have been living on an island in Puget Sound.

For twelve years we MacDonalds have been living on an island in Puget Sound. There is no getting away from it, life on an island is different from life in the St. Francis Hotel but you can get used to it, can even grow to like. Francis Hotel but you can get used to it, can even grow to like it. 'C'est la guerre,' we used to say looking wistfully toward the lights of the big comfortable warm city just across the way. Now, as November (or July) settles around the house like a wet sponge, we say placidly to each other, & love it here. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

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You know how sometimes friendship blossoms in the Þrst few moments of meeting? “Something clicked,” we say. Well, that's what discovering Betty MacDonald was like for me: I happened to read a couple of pages of one of her books and — click — knew right away that here was a vivacious writer whose friendly, funny, and Þery company I was really going to enjoy. Although MacDonald's Þrst and most popular book, The Egg and I, has remained in print since its original publication, her three other volumes have been unavailable for decades. The Plague and I recounts MacDonald's experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year (1938-39) battling tuberculosis. The White Plague was no laughing matter, but MacDonald nonetheless makes a sprightly tale of her brush with something deadly. Anybody Can Do Anything is a high-spirited, hilarious celebration of how “the warmth and loyalty and laughter of a big family” brightened their weathering of The Great Depression. In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble island in Puget Sound, a ferry-ride from Seattle.
Reviews (7)
Use_Death
I am only partway through this book now, but I am enjoying it very much. I spent many weeks of my childhood every year on the islands in the Puget Sound area, and her writing puts me right on the island. To those who have never been there, her detailed descriptions of the trees, plants, water, effects of the tides, the scent of the air, and the culture of the people who live there might seem tedious, but I enjoy books with a strong sense of place even if I've never been there. She does a terrific job of illustrating the frustration of raising teenaged girls no matter where you live. I'm also enjoying learning about what life was like in that region during WW II.

Nnulam
Betty MacDonald's fourth and final book, written about her days on living on Vashon Island in Washington state, with her two daughters and her second husband.

Not as rollicking and raw as "The Egg and I"; a good book detailing her life and the publication of "The Egg and I."

She only wrote the four novels/pseudo-autobiographies, BUT, she did write several children's books, which are good as well, if you're interested.

Zehaffy
This book is one of my all-time favorites, I've read it a couple of times in the past, and was excited to get a kindle version so I could carry it with me. I was very disappointed that the formatting was so terrible. The page margins and paragraph indentations were screwed up and the text did not flow from page to page.

That all said, I love this book (a simple narrative of a woman writer's family life on Vashon island in the 1950s)so much that I struggled through the ghastly layout problems and read it yet again. If you like this sort of book I also recommend Betty MacDonald's: The Plague and I, The Egg and I, and perhaps my favorite; Anybody Can Do Anything.

Until they get this formatting problem straightened out however, I'd look for them in paper or hardback.

MacDonald's Wikipedia page: [...]

Marinara
It is wonderful to see Betty MacDonald's books back in print again. They are delightful, witty memoirs of her life in backwoods Washington State, in the mid 1940s.
Her best book is The Egg and I. It was made into a movie, and inspired the Ma and Pa Kettle series. Apparently, those were her neighbors in real life!
The recent paperbacks are well produced on quality stock.

Jusari
I liked Betty MacDonald's book. Her writing reminds me of Erma Bombeck. I was so impressed by the blurb at the end of the book, that I ordered her 3 earlier books. The blurb mentioned her writing with humor of all her adversities, and mentioned that she died of cancer at age 49, still joking up to the end.

Livina
Onions In The Stew is the fourth Betty MacDonald book voiced by the amazing Heather Henderson. Henderson's take on all of Betty's work is superb, perhaps this book especially. She has settled so beautifully into MacDonald's tone and cadence, and listening is a real treat. I highly recommend all four Betty MacDonald books voiced by Heather Henderson for Post-Hypnotic Press!

Stonewing
This was a former library book, with library binding, first edition, really good condition. Betty MacDonald tells of her WWII years living on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Interesting read, especially because I had recently visited neighboring islands. MacDonald creates a fun read that gives the reader an real idea of what it was like to live on a island during the period.

Betty MacDonald's sense of humor never fails to make me laugh. I love her books. Definitely of it's time and place. A feel of time travel with humor.

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