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Title:
Give her this day : a daybook of women's words
Author:
Edgerly, Lois Stiles, 1929-
Publication Information:
Gardiner, Me. : Tilbury House, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780937966358

9780937966365
Format :
Book

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Private observations first made in journals and letters, these fragments of nineteenth-century lives are arranged in such a way that they make pleasant bedtime reading. The entries are brief--sometimes shorter than the bibliographies that accompany them--but always well chosen. One writer is presented for each day of the year, with a varied assortment of women offering their own birthday "gifts"--bits of wisdom and humor, or sometimes simply the succinctly observed reality of their own time. Well-known feminists and other public figures are represented, as are articulate vaudeville performers, nurses, pioneer Mormons, and pious Christian housewives. Each has a distinctive voice, and Edgerly has carefully researched each writer's personal background, providing a photograph where available. The resulting word cameos create brief, resonant images of another time. References; index. ~--Virginia Dwyer


Booklist Review

Private observations first made in journals and letters, these fragments of nineteenth-century lives are arranged in such a way that they make pleasant bedtime reading. The entries are brief--sometimes shorter than the bibliographies that accompany them--but always well chosen. One writer is presented for each day of the year, with a varied assortment of women offering their own birthday "gifts"--bits of wisdom and humor, or sometimes simply the succinctly observed reality of their own time. Well-known feminists and other public figures are represented, as are articulate vaudeville performers, nurses, pioneer Mormons, and pious Christian housewives. Each has a distinctive voice, and Edgerly has carefully researched each writer's personal background, providing a photograph where available. The resulting word cameos create brief, resonant images of another time. References; index. ~--Virginia Dwyer