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Rose of Dutcher's Coolly
Garland's 1895 novel tells the story of a beautiful young farm girl who finds her world too confining, and how she manages to break out into the larger intellectual life of the city. The story begins with Rose Dutcher's childhood and the death of her mother. Her doting father provides for her every wish. As she grows older she begins to show a much greater intelligence than those around her, and her father allows her to go off to the university i...