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Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
PICTURING THE DEAD
SCOVILL’S DAM
SATURDAY NIGHT SWELLS
IN THE GARDEN
RIVERSIDE
THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT
LITTLE DOLLS
AH, FRESH AIR
DODO
FATHER DOOLEY’S COTTAGE
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
GOING PLACES
MY NAME IS TED
THE END OF THE LINE
TIME GOES BY
WHAT I LEARNED FROM READING FANNIE HURST
DANCING ON THE MOON
DOLL CAKE
GLADS
VANITY
ADVANTAGE
GHOST STORIES
JINGLE BELLS
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BOLD AS BRASS

BOLD AS BRASS

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Bold as Brass is a collection of twenty-four stories set in Waterbury, Connecticut, once Brass Capital of the World. All the stories are works of fiction. They are the author's look into long-ago lives, both of her Irish Catholic family and of imagined characters who might have joined them in their daily goings on, in a period of time that stretches from the thirties through the fifties.
Whether the characters are swimming at Scovill's Dam on a hot summer day and wondering what is beneath that water or telling stories around the kitchen table on a rainy afternoon, making a pilgrimage to Saint Anne de Beaupre in Canada to request a baby or bearing gifts to a birthday celebration with mixed results, their stories are presented in a way that shows how insightful commonplace occurrences can prove to be.
Bold as Brass is the author’s second book, deliciously anecdotal, and a true companion to her first book, The View from Cracker Hill, a memoir of 1950s Waterbury.
These are stories of working-class people, of whom Betty notes in "Saturday Night Swells," the idea that "ordinary people can have extraordinary moments is a wonderful discovery."
The author says, "I echo Betty's sentiment, and I am delighted to share these stories."
Bold as Brass is a collection of twenty-four stories set in Waterbury, Connecticut, once Brass Capital of the World. All the stories are works of fiction. They are the author's look into long-ago lives, both of her Irish Catholic family and of imagined characters who might have joined them in their daily goings on, in a period of time that stretches from the thirties through the fifties.
Whether the characters are swimming at Scovill's Dam on a hot summer day and wondering what is beneath that water or telling stories around the kitchen table on a rainy afternoon, making a pilgrimage to Saint Anne de Beaupre in Canada to request a baby or bearing gifts to a birthday celebration with mixed results, their stories are presented in a way that shows how insightful commonplace occurrences can prove to be.
Bold as Brass is the author’s second book, deliciously anecdotal, and a true companion to her first book, The View from Cracker Hill, a memoir of 1950s Waterbury.
These are stories of working-class people, of whom Betty notes in "Saturday Night Swells," the idea that "ordinary people can have extraordinary moments is a wonderful discovery."
The author says, "I echo Betty's sentiment, and I am delighted to share these stories."

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