I ask Flanagan what she hopes parents take away from this book.
Said Flanagan: "It's a good thing for Jimmy that Stone didn't stand on his head."
“I wanted to give Girl Land a larger historical and societal context,” Flanagan explains.
Flanagan is an essayist, not a journalist by training—so perhaps expecting groundbreaking revelations in Girl Land is too much.
Cindy Crawford sells furniture with Raymour and Flanagan to middle-class America.
And outside would be rosy-cheeked, brass-buttoned Mr. Flanagan, carrying Betsy home.
"The half of the children in the town is took with it," said Flanagan.
Flanagan and one or two of us, sorely perplexed, helped him; the others stood aloof and grumbled or sneered.
Flanagan filled a large tumbler with porter and handed it to her.
Mrs. Flanagan saw that he was obstinate, and she did not press the point.