|Author: Booth Tarkington|
|This "tale of youth and summer time and the Baxter Family -- most especially William" is a classic coming-of-age story set at the turn of the 20th century in America's heartland . . . a warmer, simpler era before the first World War, when a boy's hopes and dreams and loves could be the center of his universe.|
Booth Tarkington, born in Indiana, wrote about his native Midwest in the books that made him famous, most notably PENROD (1914) and its sequels. He won the Pulitzer for his 1926 novel, ALICE ADAMS.