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Half Portions

(1919)
A collection of stories by

 
The short stories in this collection take the reader from small-town Wisconsin to the bustling streets of New York and Chicago and back again. While they range greatly in length and tone, they all share the trademark wit and affectionate insight of Edna Ferber.

Showcasing the facility with words that made her a mainstay at the Algonquin round table, Ferber explores some of her favorite themes: the role of women (especially strong or unconventional women) in modern society, the mores of the midwestern small town, and the changes over time in relationships between parents and children. In "The Maternal Feminine," a plain, overlooked child grows into a strong, resourceful businesswoman and forms a strong motherly bond with the children of her more attractive sister. In "April 25th, As Usual," an aging Wisconsin couple reluctantly join their successful daughter in New York, where they try to adjust to a very different lifestyle. "Old Lady Mandle"is a bittersweet tale about an elderly Chicago mother coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer the most important woman in the life of her grown son. "One Hundred Per Cent" features Ferber's celebrated heroine Emma McChesney, now re-married, seeing her husband off to war.

The stories gathered here are beautifully observed chronicles of early twentieth-century life and are filled with characters who, despite their very human foibles, are all bestowed by Ferber with warmth and dignity.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna 1887-1968 Ferber
ISBN: 1-363-29305-2 / 978-1-363-29305-6
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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May 2016 : Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-355-16654-3 / 978-1-355-16654-2
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2015 : Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-341-40741-1 / 978-1-341-40741-3
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2015 : Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-341-24532-2 / 978-1-341-24532-9
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-163-85623-1 / 978-1-163-85623-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41774-6 / 978-1-115-41774-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41775-4 / 978-1-115-41775-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4378-7134-8 / 978-1-4378-7134-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-34401-7 / 978-0-554-34401-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-25098-5 / 978-0-554-25098-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-548-54414-X / 978-0-548-54414-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-59818-098-3 / 978-1-59818-098-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4219-4299-2 / 978-1-4219-4299-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-02843-0 / 978-0-252-02843-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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June 1920 : USA Hardback
Title: Half Portions (Short Story Index Reprint Series)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-8369-3672-8 / 978-0-8369-3672-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna 1887-1968 Ferber
ISBN: 1-363-29303-6 / 978-1-363-29303-2
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5238-6782-5 / 978-1-5238-6782-0
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5193-8160-3 / 978-1-5193-8160-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-331-32728-8 / 978-1-331-32728-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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June 2015 : Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5146-5469-5 / 978-1-5146-5469-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4974-7514-7 / 978-1-4974-7514-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions...
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-314-93862-2 / 978-1-314-93862-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-295-14318-6 / 978-1-295-14318-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-287-56696-0 / 978-1-287-56696-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-289-46256-9 / 978-1-289-46256-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Ferber Edna 1887-1968
ISBN: 1-313-43742-5 / 978-1-313-43742-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Ferber Edna 1887-1968
ISBN: 1-314-04298-X / 978-1-314-04298-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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October 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: Half portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-217-48509-X / 978-0-217-48509-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-77045-699-6 / 978-1-77045-699-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-60450-979-1 / 978-1-60450-979-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Serenity Publishers, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4460-6699-1 / 978-1-4460-6699-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Seton Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-163-78511-3 / 978-1-163-78511-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-171-73728-9 / 978-1-171-73728-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-176-66236-8 / 978-1-176-66236-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-149-38716-5 / 978-1-149-38716-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-60450-785-3 / 978-1-60450-785-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Serenity Publishers, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-148-25918-X / 978-1-148-25918-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-145-26582-0 / 978-1-145-26582-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-143-68778-7 / 978-1-143-68778-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4385-3607-0 / 978-1-4385-3607-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-142-29319-X / 978-1-142-29319-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41767-3 / 978-1-115-41767-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41772-X / 978-1-115-41772-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41769-X / 978-1-115-41769-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-115-41770-3 / 978-1-115-41770-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4378-7131-3 / 978-1-4378-7131-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4069-8054-4 / 978-1-4069-8054-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4068-6486-2 / 978-1-4068-6486-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-548-49876-8 / 978-0-548-49876-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4065-2357-7 / 978-1-4065-2357-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4264-8151-9 / 978-1-4264-8151-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4264-8223-X / 978-1-4264-8223-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-03810-2 / 978-0-554-03810-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-14514-6 / 978-0-554-14514-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4069-1247-6 / 978-1-4069-1247-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-59818-947-6 / 978-1-59818-947-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4219-4300-X / 978-1-4219-4300-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-07129-8 / 978-0-252-07129-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Half Portions
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Silver Scroll Publishing
Availability: Amazon   



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