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February 7, 2013

Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre

Sinclair Lewis   (1885 - 1951)

Sinclair Lewis
(1885 – 1951)

On this day in 1885 Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The argument which Lewis had with his hometown is celebrated not only in Lewis’s Main Street but in a forgotten memoir by his first wife, With Love from Gracie. This includes the funny story of how the newlyweds escaped from town in a Model T Ford turned into a camper-van; it also tries to figure what made Lewis such a driven, discontented man.

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