Dinner & A Book: The Magnificent Ambersons

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About This Episode

Episode #603

Published in 1918, the Booth Tarkington novel about life in a Midwestern American town was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Tarkington published the novel The Turmoil in 1915. In 1923, The Midlander (later retitled National Avenue, completed the trilogy "Growth," chronicling the social upheaval of industrialism and its effects on people and places in the Midwest. These two novels preceded and then followedThe Magnificent Ambersonsin the trilogy.

Original Airdate:
July 12, 2008

The Book

The Magnificent Ambersons
By Booth Tarkington

The Menu


Mushroom Sherry Soup
Flattened Chicken Breasts with Piquant Basil Sauce
The Blackhawk's Creamed Spinach
Warm Rosy Berry Compote


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