Books by Sybil Downing

THE BINDING OATH by Sybil Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stilted language and a tendency to treat the most sensational plot developments with the brio usually reserved for section headings in doctoral dissertations: a ho-hum debut."
Downing, the co-founder of Women Writing the West and co-author of Crown of Life: The Story of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1992), tries her hand at fiction with iffy results. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; bibliography; maps. (Fiction. 12+)"
With ennobling admiration, the authors press their subject's life and times into ``faction.'' Nurse, WW I journalist, advocate of Native American rights, mystery writer, wife, mother—Rinehart packed plenty of spunk and knew when to show it; scenes of her as a teenager staunchly enduring the wretched conditions of late- 19th-century hospital work are vivid and shocking. Read full book review >