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Feb 10 2016

Who is Lily Diamond?

Published by Cathie under Main

Who is Lily Diamond, the heroine of A Modern Woman? She is a compilation of many young women who lived during the Jazz Age. She’s smart, but she is forced to drop out of high school and take a job at a factory to help support her family. This was common during this time. School [...]

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Feb 08 2016

The Birth of Speakeasies

Published by Cathie under Main

The government enacted the eighteenth amendment from 1920-1933 to solve what many thought was America’s National Curse: alcohol. This was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This campaign was enacted by the “dry’s” who felt that drinking was bad for the economy, hard on families, and kept [...]

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Jan 28 2016

A Modern Woman

Published by Cathie under Main

It’s 1923 in Reno, Nevada and seventeen-year-old Lily Diamond is serving illegal liquor in a speakeasy involved with murder and corruption. She meets handsome Joe Caponi and her haunting eyes seem to look deep within his soul and see the man he hopes to be one day. Against society and family constraints, fate intervenes and [...]

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