At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. From the early 1900s through the 1960s, we accompany Bess as she endures life's trials and triumphs with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity. Told in letters we follow the remarkable life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977.
|Publication date:||2nd March 2000|
|Author:||Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey|
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Inspired by her grandmother's life, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey wrote this book for her daughters. She is the author of LIFE SENTENCES, JOANNA'S HUSBAND AND DAVID'S WIFE and HOME FREE. Hailey lives in Studio City, California.More About Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey