Mary Sanders Smith

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Mary Sanders Smith

Publication Date: Spring 2000
317 Pages
ISBN10:  0-931642-30-2
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Set in the year 1940, "June" is a nostalgic portrait of a Midwestern farm wife who struggles - in a hostile environment - to achieve two goals: to produce an heir & to build her dream house. June Ventler's plaintive song reflects the meadlowlark she loves to hear sing its heart out while staking out its territory, longing to be heard & recognized as a unique creative soul. Meanwhile, Roosevelt's New Deal policies, revolutionizing family & threatening to end the old conservative ways, complicate matters further. Titillated by an itinerant hired man & inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's genius, June Ventler breaks with tradition & finds a new identity in a changing world. td>

About the Author, Mary Sanders Smith

hunthspace=10Mary Sanders Smith was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, and now divides her time between Grosse Pointe, Michigan; New York City; and northern Wisconsin. She was graduated from Marquette University and while married and raising a family, studied at the University of Wisconsin, Wayne State, and Northwestern. Coming to writing in her fifties, Smith has published short fiction, won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, written nature documentaries for public television and a feature movie. JUNE is was her first novel.


"Not since John Steinbeck has the modern novel been able to present a rural voice as rich as Mary Sanders Smith's. To discover her is to begin a lifelong love affair with the literature of our time." — Loren Estleman, Author of The Hours of the Virgin.




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