A WONDROUS MOMENT THEN by Rowena Farrar

A WONDROUS MOMENT THEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a ""home dramatization"" of the suffragist struggles during and after World War I in Nashville, Tennessee, culminating in that state's ratification of the federal suffrage amendment. None of this is developed past familiarity and it opposes Valerie Landsdon and her daughter Leslie, both facing different challenges. Valerie, a submissive woman, begins to shuck off her husband Stephen's ""male tyranny."" Leslie, a foolish rebel at first, elopes and then has to try to find independence while married to her doltish husband. At the close, Stephen subdues his male egotism and Leslie shortens her skirt's and cuts her hair.....Sentiment surges--wondrously.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston