Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

"Early Autumn" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that explores the life of a New England matriarch, her disintegrating, aristocratic family and a young girl who moves in with them. The story delves into the family's struggle to maintain their fading glory and the young girl's transformation under the guidance of the matriarch. The novel is a critique of the American Dream and the social changes in the United States during the early 20th century.

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