RUNAWAY TO HEAVEN by Joanna Johnston
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The biographer of Harriet Beecher Stowe is a well known and talented author of children's books who knows how to tell a story well. One of the chief assets of this book is the way in which she puts her subject into historical context by interspersing chapters throughout the life that identify the religio-socio-politico-economic currents that washed around Mrs. Stowe. Strong as a horse, and convinced of her frailty, a successful woman who laughed at the suffragettes, a passionate woman who lived primly -- Harriet Beecher Stowe's multitude of contradictions make for fascinating reading in a well written and beautifully organized book.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday