That Was Tomorrow by Mary Lois Timbes avoids these pitfalls, giving us a vivid portrait of a time and place in history filled with colors, scents, sounds, and a strong sense of the future.
Along with heroine Amelia, we explore the turn-of-the-century Utopian experiment known as Fairhope, getting to know the colony's eccentric citizens, their habits, their politics, their fears, and their dreams. It is a coffee-fueled, romance-filled, full-sensory trip back to a dynamic time in a very unique place – and is well worth the visit.
Top 10 Reasons To Buy That Was Tomorrow
- Impress others with your extensive knowledge of early 20th century educational theory.
- Find out just what the heck “Fishlock” means.
- It hits on all the major life themes: Love, Sex, Death, and Food.
- Learn the difference between “batter cakes,” “pancakes,” and “scrapple.”
- Uncover an historical justification for pairing socks and sneakers.
- Because you're curious what Wharton Esherick and Sherwood Anderson might have been like when tipsy.
- Radical socialist agenda!
- Discover a funky little town in Alabama where I used to knock around as a kid.
- Two words: Nudist camp
- It's only $9.99 for your Amazon Kindle!
Today's lesson: Buy That Was Tomorrow. (And while you're at Amazon.com anyway, download Hometown. It's free through June 22!)
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