The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 17, 2015 - Fiction - 288 pages
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At a time when women did not commonly travel unescorted, carry a rifle, sit down in bars, or have romantic liaisons with other women, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of these things in a personal quest to work and be paid, to wear what she wanted, and love whomever she cared to. But to gain those freedoms she had to endure public scorn and wrestle with a sexual identity whose vocabulary had yet to be invented. In this riveting historical novel set in upstate New York in the 19th century, William Klaber captures the life of a brave woman who saw well beyond her era.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the world of men and her inward journey to a new sexual identity. It is her promised memoir as hear and recorded a century later by William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and told with compassion and respect, this is historical fiction at its best.

 

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

Sigh. Not a full 3, maybe 2.75. I had to go back and re-read the end and the supplementals last night because I thought my unsettled feeling may have been a result of the wine I was drinking. It wasn ... Read full review

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User Review  - muddyboy - LibraryThing

A novelized version of the real life of a fascinating and fearless woman of the mid 1800's. She has a child to a man she doesn't care for and even though she loves the little girl she leaves her with ... Read full review

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WILLIAM KLABER is a part-time journalist. He lives in upstate New York on a hill overlooking Basket Creek, a short way upstream from where Lucy Lobdell lived 160 years ago.

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