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Downsized Literary Ladies: All Pluck, But No Luck

Rebecca Flowers is the author of another novel about a downsized heroine, <em>Nice To Come Home To.</em>
Rebecca Flowers is the author of another novel about a downsized heroine, <em>Nice To Come Home To.</em>

As a child, I devoured books about poor girls. The best saw large fortunes vanish and were maybe even orphaned.

Then, as an adult, I learned about being downsized myself firsthand — twice in three months. Instead of making a ball gown out of the drapes (as Scarlett O'Hara did), I crawled into bed to console myself with books about other women in similar situations.

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