Book Club Books / Books-to-Movies / Historical Fiction

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

The Bartlett Public Library District holds a Community Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 17, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.  This featured book, which was published in 1945,  is set on a Quaker farm in Indiana during the American Civil War.  Paperback and large print copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.  The book is considered a classic of 20th century American literature and has received  stellar reviews over the years.  The Washington Post said, “West writes gracefully, occasionally poetically, in a voice both innocent and brave.”  The New York Times Book Review writes, “West is an advocate of human respect, reason over emotions, and a tough, all-purpose femininity that can face and solve most situations on its own terms.”  Check back in May for another posting on this book.

Dawn for biographical information about Jessamyn West


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