American Girl

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Abstract

This multi-generational tale starts with Leellen-Kaye Philips's haze of vanity and delusion when she declares her family's estate to be the site of the fantastical Fountain of Youth, gaining wealth and fame in the process. Then her daughter-in-law, Kaye-Ann, takes over, before granddaughter Nancy Meade returns to run the family business. Unfortunately neglected in her youth due to her relatives' flights of fancy, Nancy returns to St. Augustine with her husband and children in order to revisit the site of her family's acclaim. 

Leellen-Kaye is loosely based on the flamboyant local character, Louella Day McConnell, who founded the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in the early 1900s, but then the author weaves the rest of her tale.

Other notable local locations visited include the Hotel Ponce de Leon and the Alcazar Hotel.

Identifier

PS3555 .D95 A8 1990

Access Rights

This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.

Creator

Title

American Girl
This copy is signed by Mr. Edwards.

Publisher

New York: Marion Boyars

Date

Format

Hardcover book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Historical

Coverage

Flagler Era
1912-1975

References

McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

Bibliographic Citation

Edwards, Page. American Girl. New York: Marion Boyars, 1990.

Citation

Page Edwards, “American Girl,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 17, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/148.

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