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The Resource Comfort and mirth, Lori Joan Swick

Comfort and mirth, Lori Joan Swick

Label
Comfort and mirth
Title
Comfort and mirth
Statement of responsibility
Lori Joan Swick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Comfort and Mirth offers a rare glimpse into the capital city of Texas during the early decades of the twentieth century and brings into play the formation of the Texas suffrage movement, Prohibition, the treatment of the mentally ill, and the first round of controversies over the Jim Crow laws. This novel traces a young woman{u2019}s journey of self-discovery and the struggle for empowerment. Camille Abernathy leaves her home in Seattle to move to Austin with her worldly new husband who has accepted a position as professor of philosophy at the University of Texas. As she devotes herself to the tasks required to create a home of ease and elegance for her husband and her children, she is drawn into a whirling social circle of professors{u2019} wives and introduced to the world of urban opulence and hypocrisy. Through the letters she writes to her mother, Camille unravels the complexities of her new life by trusting in her natural instincts and relying on her greatest innate strengths{u2014}depth of philosophical and spiritual wisdom. Camille{u2019}s story is told against the background of the growth of Austin from a frontier town to a cosmopolitan southwestern city including such events as the arrival of the first motorcars to the dusty streets, Congress Avenue, the opening of the Hancock Opera House, the formation of Elisabet Ney{u2019}s sculpture museum in Hyde Park, and the construction, flooding, and reconstruction of the great dam to form the Texas Hill Country lake system."--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.W525
LC item number
C66 2009
Literary form
fiction
Label
Comfort and mirth, Lori Joan Swick
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
244177287
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780875653945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036399
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased.
System control number
(OCoLC)244177287
Label
Comfort and mirth, Lori Joan Swick
Publication
Control code
244177287
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780875653945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036399
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased.
System control number
(OCoLC)244177287

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