In "A Home-coming,' published first in 1921 and again in 1926 in Suckow's first short story collection IOWA INTERIORS, Suckow offers one of the most complete pictures of the effects of the daughterly sacrifice. Laura Haviland returns to her birth home in Spring Valley after he mother's death. Although in her youth she had been noted for "joyousness," now at (36 or 37) she is "fragile and worn." Now she has choices open to her, but will she be able to seize them? "Her life seemed drawn out of her," Suckow writes; "it made one angry at the world."
IOWA INTERIORS - Ruth Suchow's first short story collection
Alfred A. Knopf, 1926
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19 page short story
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