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Prologue and Part One - chautauqua falls, new york

Please use this thread to post your thoughts on the prologue and part one -  chautauqua falls, new york.
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Re: Prologue and Part One - chautauqua falls, new york

Is it me - I'm confused.  In the Prologue, the first date shown is 1919.  Fine.  But reference is made in the book intro that Rebecca's family didn't come over until 1936, and some unspeakable tragedy happened after that.  Yet in this Prologue, I assume around 1919, there is reference to something happening maybe 10 years before??  Have I missed something here?  Haven't read any further while trying to sort out this beginning.  Maybe that's my problem.
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Re: Prologue and Part One - chautauqua falls, new york



va-BBoomer wrote:
Is it me - I'm confused.  In the Prologue, the first date shown is 1919.  Fine.  But reference is made in the book intro that Rebecca's family didn't come over until 1936, and some unspeakable tragedy happened after that.  Yet in this Prologue, I assume around 1919, there is reference to something happening maybe 10 years before??  Have I missed something here?  Haven't read any further while trying to sort out this beginning.  Maybe that's my problem.


I didn't see any date in the prologue. 
 
The date of September 1959 is given in the first sentence of part one.  It talks about Rebecca's life at that time.  Part two talks about Rebecca's childhood.  Maybe the ink in your copy was blurred and it looks like 1919.
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Re: Prologue and Part One - chautauqua falls, new york

Need a red-faced smilie here - it was my glasses that were blurred.  I put on another pair, and presto, it said 1959.  Sorry for the ridiculous mistake.  But still sorting out other areas of the story.  Have enjoyed it, in spite of the depressing events.
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Re: Prologue and Part One - chautauqua falls, new york

Ah glasses!  I had a similar problem recently - was using a magnifying glass to read my book because my glasses just weren't doing the job.  I finally cleaned them.  :smileysurprised:  How embarrasing.
 
There are depressing events in this story, but for the most part, I felt hopeful throughout.  Mainly because Rebecca was constantly moving forward in her life, she never ceased to work toward betterment. 
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