And Ladies of the Club

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Penguin Publishing Group, Dec 15, 1986 - Fiction - 1433 pages
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"A great novel that is American to its core...so gently memorable, so bursting with life, that those who abandon themselves to its pages will find it claiming a permanent place close to their hearts." --New York Daily News

"A warm, evocative, often hilarious picture of society, culture, politics and family life." --Atlanta Constitution

"A warmly human story...never flags from first page to last." --Publishers Weekly

A groundbreaking bestseller with two and a half million copies in print, "...And Ladies of the Club" centers on the members of a book club and their struggles to understand themselves, each other, and the tumultuous world they live in. A true classic, it is sure to enchant, enthrall, and intrigue readers for years to come.

"It is hard to think of a better place to spend the summer than in AHelen Hooven Santmyer's? world." --Cosmopolitan

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User Review  - LauGal - LibraryThing

An American classic! This book is to the North what Gone with the Wind was for the south! I am sorry I waited so long to read this one. It is a luxurious read. It has EVERYTHING-birth, death, natural ... Read full review

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

Spanning decades, this epic historical novel follows the lives of a small circle of women who form a literary club in Waynesboro, Ohio just after the end of the Civil War. As years pass, the women and ... Read full review

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Helen Hooven Santmyer was born in 1895 and lived in Xenia, Ohio. In addition to her career as a writer, she worked as an English professor, a dean of women, and a librarian.

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