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Popular but Panned: Fannie Hurst’s Books

Fannie Hurst (1889-1968) won over thousands of readers and also Hollywood’s movie moguls with her novels about working class women, and yet literary critics hammered her writing.

More than 30 of her books were turned into films turning Hurst into a wealthy woman, but this author is unknown to most of today’s readers. Delve into the career of this forgotten author.

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