NANCY HANKS OF WILDERNESS ROAD by Meridel Le Sueur

NANCY HANKS OF WILDERNESS ROAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This story of Lincoln's mother has in it the feel of the wilderness, the frontier that was his background, the richness of the relationship- too soon ended- between Nancy Hanks Lincoln and her small son -- and a realistic, vigorous portrait of his father. So much to the good. To the good, also, is the saga quality in the telling, though now and again there's a repetitiveness characteristic of folk legends that results in a sense of indirection, confusion. What I take exception to, however, is the acceptance of the role of Nancy Hanks' mother, as ""the talk of the town"", of Nancy as a fatherless, nameless child.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1949
Publisher: Knopf