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Ohio Town: A Portrait of Xenia

Ohio Town A Portrait of Xenia I wanted to tell the truth about the small town Xenia Ohio The young among us sometimes rebel in their inexperience saying nothing ever happens here They say it because they do not know the old hous

  • Title: Ohio Town: A Portrait of Xenia
  • Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I wanted to tell the truth about the small town Xenia, Ohio The young among us sometimes rebel in their inexperience, saying nothing ever happens here They say it because they do not know the old houses If they live long enough they will learn that everything has happened here, and may happen again The town is Winesburg and Spoon River, it is Highbury and Cranford, I wanted to tell the truth about the small town Xenia, Ohio The young among us sometimes rebel in their inexperience, saying nothing ever happens here They say it because they do not know the old houses If they live long enough they will learn that everything has happened here, and may happen again The town is Winesburg and Spoon River, it is Highbury and Cranford, it is even Illyria and Elsinore Little that mankind knows and endures but has been here known and endured even battles and sieges Shiloh and Vicksburg, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and all the others, before and since have been fought here, in the minds of women who waited and the memories of soldiers who came home again.For all of her 90 years Helen Hooven Santmyer critically acclaimed author of And Ladies of the Club has been carrying on a love affair with her hometown of Xenia Her OHIO TOWN is a microcosm of a century of America The history, heartache, and hilarity of small town lifeThe sights and sounds, like the locomotive whistle, imprinted in our memoriesThe unsung heroes of Americana Miss Harper, the rigorous, unforgettable sixth grade teacher Dr Will, the unfailingly patient family practitioner Miss McElwain, the librarian for 50 years All are celebrated in this award winning, heart warming memoir of an America that will live forever in our hearts.First published in 1956, Ohio Town received widespread critical recognition as a stirring, ma

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    About "Helen Hooven Santmyer"

    1. Helen Hooven Santmyer

      Helen Hooven Santmyer was born in 1895 and lived in Xenia, Ohio In addition to her career as a writer, she worked as an English professor, a dean of women, and a librarian She was 87 when her novel And Ladies of the Club was published as a Book of the Month, and passed away at the age of 90 in February of 1986 She was inducted into the Ohio Women s Hall of Fame in 1996

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