It’s April 1944 in Illinois. Molly McIntire is gearing up for the big 1-0 when a new arrival comes to town. In book four, Molly gets new roommate— a refugee from London named Emily. Sure, there’s a war on, but that won’t stop Molly from turning life’s lemons into an unwanted lemon cake. Tune in to hear our coverage of Molly’s birthday week and a discussion of twilight birth that no one asked for. Trust us, this Molly mood is a Taurus-de-force.
"Shirley Takes the Cake" Evening Star. April 19, 1936: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1936-04-19/ed-1/seq-90/#date1=1936&index=2&rows=20&words=birthday+cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
Birthday Party Descriptions. The Lexington Advertiser. December 22, 1938: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024271/1938-12-22/ed-1/seq-11/#date1=1936&index=12&rows=20&words=birthday+cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
Crisco Cake Recipe. Detroit Evening Times. August 19, 1945: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88063294/1945-08-19/ed-1/seq-52/#date1=1936&sort=relevance&rows=20&words=Birthday+BIRTHDAY+CAKE+Cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=2&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=2
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