…And Ladies of the Club


…And Ladies of the Club

…And Ladies of the Club – by Helen Hooven Santmyer

A #1 New York Times bestseller–and an American classic–now in trade paperback…

A groundbreaking bestseller with two and a half million copies in print, “…And Ladies of the Club” centers on the members of a book club and their struggles to understand themselves, each other, and the tumultuous world they live in. A true classic, it is sure to enchant, enthrall, and intrigue readers for years to come.


Helen Hooven Santmyer was born in 1895 and lived in Xenia, Ohio. In addition to her career as a writer, she worked as an English professor, a dean of women, and a librarian. She was 87 when her novel “And Ladies of the Club” was published as a Book of the Month, and passed away at the age of 90 in February of 1986. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996 (less)

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A friend of mine said this was her favorite book – so I ordered it from Amazon…. 1184 pages of small print !!!!! Yikes. But it is a compelling historical fiction….. taking me FOREVER to read, but I am half way thru it. Should I stick with it ?

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