Filaree: A Novel of an American Life

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UNM Press, 1985 - Fiction - 243 pages
6 Reviews

This moving novel of pioneer life in Arizona has become a classic. Based on the life of the author's mother, it overturns every stereotype of western womanhood.


"Comes closer to the truth and the validity of the so-called winning of the West than anything I have ever read. It is terrifying, heartbreaking and remarkable. . . .Filareeis also one of the most magnificent portraits of a woman that exists in our literature."--Howard Fast


"I lovedFilaree,I didn't just read it, I crawled between the pages and lived it."--Lily Tomlin


"An extraordinary performance. . . . a powerful antidote to the romantic illusions some people have about ranch people and life on the range. . . . As a writer, Mrs. Noble makes no compromises. She tells her story in plain country American dialect, offers no exaggerated sex or violence, no vulgar talk. She is a realist in the best sense, a breath of fresh air in these free-wheeling times."--C. L. Sonnichsen

  

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Review: Filaree: A Novel of American Life (A Zia Book)

User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

I love Melissa Baker. Snarky survivor who gives all of us a lesson in womanhood. Much of what she feels is part of everyone of us. The characters in this historical novel remind me of ones I met in ... Read full review

Review: Filaree: A Novel of American Life (A Zia Book)

User Review  - L - Goodreads

This was an interesting story of an Arizona pioneer, my sister-in-law and I had the pleasure of going to the Prescott home of Marguerite Noble and interviewing her. What a life she led!!! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
26
Section 3
39
Section 4
44
Section 5
57
Section 6
88
Section 7
99
Section 8
110
Section 11
117
Section 12
120
Section 13
125
Section 14
143
Section 15
150
Section 16
174
Section 17
209
Section 18
226

Section 9
113
Section 10
115

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About the author (1985)

Marguerite Noble passed away on January 1, 2007.

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