A Lantern in Her Hand

What is the theme in A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich?

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The central theme would be dreams. From the time Abbie is a small child she is a dreamer. Abbie dreams of her grandmother Mackenzie, a wealthy, sophisticated woman who had style and grace. Abbie wants to be just like her grandmother, to be somebody that other people look up to.