Dinner & A Book: The Magnificent Ambersons

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About This Episode

Episode #603 - The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

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

In This Episode


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

The Book

The Magnificent Ambersons
By Booth Tarkington

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