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She learns that she not only enjoys the business of news but is quite good at it. Cimareon was born August 15,in Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. He’s unconventional and irresponsible, but committed to his lifestyle.

Sabra, the main character, is a heroine for the ages. I found it a rollicking good read, filled with great history, adventure and awesome flawed characters. Get cimxrron, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The family is aghast but Sabra is game.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Also, there were paragraphs that extended two pages–very long, which is unusual in most books.

Those books just seem…appealing. She frets over her children, frets over the newspaper, cimarrln frets over the town which she constantly hopes to elevate to something greater that shacks surrounded by muddy streets. But at least she includes them–Osage, Kaw, Poncas. Thank you for your feedback. Every nuance of every scene and conversation in minutely described.


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Some r Ferber has a florid writing style that made this slow going for me, ciarron the book was out of sight and out of mind for a while after being taken along on a medical appointment and then left in a bag.

Despite being a critical success, the high budget and ongoing Great Depression combined against the film. More happens in the book than you would think possible in a book of its modest size. Get to Know Us. Upon its publication, Cimarron was a sensation in America and came to epitomize an era in American history.

Out of the maybe adult fiction books kept at that library branch, for some reason Cimarron made the cut. The book is very dated and politically incorrect especially in regard to the Indians. View all 3 comments. The book is wordy as most novels from this time are but it is still a good book and worth reading for those interested in factual historical fiction. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


Want to Read saving…. May 18, Jennifer rated it liked it.

I did like the beginning and ending very much. Yancey is not only an educated man, smart, brave, and kind, but also the best shot there is. Otherwise, it is probably a dry read. The story mostly centers around Sabra, especially as Yancey goes off to who-knows-where, always seeking a new cause, a new adventure. The novel could be named after either of these characters, as the novel is a saga not just of a place but of its people, and both of these characters bring meaning to the story.


Ferber knows how to pick the telling details and she can turn a beautiful phrase. Cimarron begins with a proud family, the Venables, all sitting around a table in Kansas, listening with rapt attention to an account being given by Yancey Cravat, the husband of Sabra Cravat, formerly Sabra Venable.

It was interesting, however, to read about the shootout at the OK Corral. You can check out the list at http: Aug 12, Kristen rated it really liked it. Likewise, his wife Sabra, the book’s main character, exhibits both positive and negative characteristics and remains committed to her own points of view.