A lifetime burning

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Random House, 1982 - Fiction - 212 pages
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A woman's day-by-day, candid, confessional diary, through which she attempts to understand her marriage and her sexual life, combines truthtelling and fabrication on the way to revelations of shocking realities

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About the author (1982)

Ellen Douglas is the pseudonym for Josephine Haxton, whose family roots extend back to the earliest settlements in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Her fiction has won many prizes, including the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, the Hillsdale Prize for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award. She lives now in Jackson, Mississippi.