Misfortune's Friend

Misfortune s Friend Mrs Henshaw middle aged unfashionable faded who nevertheless pours out the vigour and decisive energy of a young woman in determined efforts to help the friendless the homeless the hungry But s

  • Title: Misfortune's Friend
  • Author: Sarah Aldridge
  • ISBN: 9780964664821
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mrs Henshaw, middle aged, unfashionable, faded, who nevertheless pours out the vigour and decisive energy of a young woman in determined efforts to help the friendless, the homeless, the hungry But, she learns that she must correct a mistake made in her past, which has brought anguish to her dearest love and unacknowledged loss to herself.

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      Published :2019-07-02T05:58:01+00:00

    2 thoughts on “Misfortune's Friend

    1. Sarah Aldridge was the pen name of Anyda Marchant, attorney, publisher and novelist Marchant was born Anne Nelson Yarborough De Armond Marchant in Rio de Janeiro and moved with her family to Washington at 6 She called herself Anyda, using the initials from her long name She graduated and received a law degree in 1936 from the old National University law school, now part of George Washington University She spent almost forty years of her working life in New York City and Washington, D.C as a lawyer in both public and private practice Upon retiring in 1972, she began a career as a writer and publisher She originated the Naiad Press and was co founder along with Barbara Grier, Donna McBride and Muriel Crawford when it was incorporated in 1974 In 1995 she and her lifelong companion Muriel Crawford withdrew as co owners of the Naiad Press and founded a new publishing venture, AM Books Naiad published the first eleven Sarah Aldridge novels and AM Books published the last three Her final novel, Oh Mistress Mine was released when the author was 92 In January 2006, Anyda Marchant passed away, two weeks shy of her 95th birthday Her life partner of 57 years, Muriel Crawford, followed her in death only four months later A literary icon in the world of lesbian feminist publishing, Anyda Marchant as Sarah Aldridge provided some of the first novels to have both lesbian protagonists and happy endings All of her fourteen classic novels are still in print and available for purchase As a lasting tribute to her vast and varied contributions to lesbian literature and publishing, Sarah Aldridge was awarded the Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer Award posthumously in June 2007.

    2. This novel was decent. It was entertaining. The writing is unsophisticated but not terrible. It takes a long time to get to any real conflict and side stories are developed, then dropped.

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