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Jell-O girls : a family history / Allie Rowbottom.

Rowbottom, Allie (author.).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza LP NF 929.2 ROW (Text) 840191002536640 Auburn Plaza - New Large Print Checked out 01/25/2019
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP 920 ROW (Text) 70743000164673 Large Print Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 929.2 ROWB (Text) 39231033474004 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432854140
  • ISBN: 1432854143
  • Physical Description: 385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-377).
Summary, etc.:
In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for 450 dollars. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years later, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with incurable cancer, the disease that claimed her own mother's life. Mary began researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed.
Subject: Jello-O company > History.
Mothers and daughters.
Gelatin industry > United States > History.
Wealth > Psychological aspects.
Cancer > Genetic aspects.
Woodward family.
Conversion disorder.
Food industry and trade.

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