A MOMENT OF TIME by Sidney R. McLean


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The circle of a woman's life, the focal events of birth and marriage and death, for a first novel of early New England times and a woman of courage and gentle wisdom, Submit Ellery. The first great sorrow when Submit, at six, loses her father, school-master and man of peace, when he goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War; her marriage to Isaac, the birth of their children, and the loss of Jeanie whom she loved best; her widowhood at fifty-one, and her participation in the life of the next generations as she helps her grandson to forget the hurt and stigma of his mother's suicide. The sobriety, simplicity of the period, -- the balance wheel of good and evil, -- genuinely and sympathetically rendered.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1945
Publisher: Putnam