The Bedquilt and Other Stories by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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Comprising of 11 short stories and two essays, this collection covers a wide range of subjects in Fisher's literature, from the New Englanders to the Basques of France, and to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal rights.

About Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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Named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the US, Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879 - 1958) brought the Montessori Method of child-rearing to America, presided over the country's first adult education program, and influenced American literary tastes as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club selection committee from 1926 to 1951. A committed educational reformer and social activist, the popular Arlington, VT writer produced 22 works of fiction and 18 nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects. Mark J. Madigan, who provides an introduction, teaches English at the University of Vermont and is editor of Fisher's The Bedquilt and Other Stories (1995) and Keeping Fires Night and Day: Selected Letters of Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1993).
Published December 1, 1995 by Univ of Missouri Pr. 234 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the title story, an elderly New England spinster, invisible in her brother's home, finally receives recognition for her housework by exhibiting at a county fair the magnificent quilt she spent five years making.

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