Herbs and Apples

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Harper & Row, 1925 - Fiction - 330 pages
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Originally published sixty years ago, this semi-autobiographical first novel by the author of "...And Ladies of the Club" is laced with nostalgia and the sweeping drama of life in America

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User Review  - Lynie - Goodreads

Wanted it to be as wonderful as And Ladies of the Club....ummmm, not so much.... Read full review

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User Review  - PrairiePage - LibraryThing

Ohio fiction, early 1900's, feminism, loosely based on author's own life. a little too wordy in places but an enjoyable read. Read full review

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About the author (1925)

Helen Hooven Santmyer was born on November 25, 1895 in Xenia, Ohio. She attended both Wellesley College and Oxford University and was active in the struggle for women's rights. During her life, she has worked as a writer, an English professor, a librarian, and a dean of women. She is the author of And Ladies of the Club (1984), which was published when she was 88 years old. Her other works include Early Promise, Late Reward; Herbs and Apples; Ohio Town; and The Fierce Dispute. Early Promise, Late Reward tells the story of a small town Midwestern girl who was educated at Wellesley and became one of the first female Rhodes Scholars. She died on February 21, 1986 and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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