Song of Years

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Song of Years

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The state of Iowa was still young and wild when Wayne Lockwood came to it from New England in 1851. He claimed a quarter-section about a hundred miles west of Dubuque and quickly came to appreciate widely scattered neighbors like Jeremiah Martin, whose seven daughters would have chased the gloom from any bachelor's heart. Sabina, Emily, Celia, Melinda, Phoebe Lou, Jeanie, and Suzanne are timeless in their appeal—too spirited to be preoccupied with sermons, sickness, and sudden death. However, the feasts, weddings, and holiday celebrations in Song of Years are shadowed by all the rigors and perils of frontier living. Bess Streeter Aldrich's novel, originally published in 1939, captures the period in Iowa of Indian scares and county-seat wars, as well as the political climate preceding the Civil War. -- Amazon.com

Keywords

Frontier and pioneer life -- Iowa -- Fiction; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780451139252

Publication Date

1939

Publisher

D. Appleton-Century Company

City

New York, NY

Object Description

3 p. l., 490 p. ; 21 cm.

Language

en

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