This moving novel of pioneer life in Arizona has become a classic. Based on the life of the author's mother, it overturns every stereotype of western womanhood.
"Comes closer to the truth and the validity of the so-called winning of the West than anything I have ever read. It is terrifying, heartbreaking and remarkable. . . . Filaree is also one of the most magnificent portraits of a woman that exists in our literature."--Howard Fast
"I loved Filaree, I didn't just read it, I crawled between the pages and lived it."--Lily Tomlin
"An extraordinary performance. . . . a powerful antidote to the romantic illusions some people have about ranch people and life on the range. . . . As a writer, Mrs. Noble makes no compromises. She tells her story in plain country American dialect, offers no exaggerated sex or violence, no vulgar talk. She is a realist in the best sense, a breath of fresh air in these free-wheeling times."--C. L. Sonnichsen
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Marguerite Noble (1910 - 2007) was an important Arizona novelist, teacher and community member.
"The literature style of Filaree is simple, fitting to the people, time, place."
-- Library Journal
"Filaree . . . celebrates her adaptability and accomplishment. This novel is a spunky commemoration of the stubborn spirit of the frontier to resist, survive, and prevail."
-- Western American Literature
". . . an engrossing tale . . . recommended for historical fiction readers."
-- The Midwest Book Review
About Marguerite Noble
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Published September 1, 1985
by University of New Mexico Press.
History, Literature & Fiction.