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Bess Streeter Aldrich

a.k.a. Bess Genevica (nee) Streeter Aldrich, Margaret Dean Stephens *

Author Code: ABSA

Born: Feb. 17, !881 - Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA

Died: Aug. 3, 1954 - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Educated at Iowa State Normal School where she received a teaching certificate, Streeter taught school in Utah before returning to Cedar Falls to obtain an advanced degree in education. She married Charles Sweetzer Aldrich in 1907 and in 1909 they moved with their four children to Elmwood, Nebraska. She began to write regularly in 1911 and became a contributor to various periodicals such as Ladies' Home Journal, The American Magazine, McCall's and Harper's Weekly. Her stories were often built around the small towns where they had lived. She became one of America's highest paid female authors of the time. Her first novel, Mother Mason, was published in 1924. Her husband died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1925, only 52 years old, and after that Aldrich began writing to support her family. She would go on to produce 13 novels and over 200 short stories in her career. She received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree in literature from the University of Nebraska in 1934 and was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame posthumously in 1973. She had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1946 in order to be close to her daughter. She died from cancer. Her works include The Run of the Prairie (1925), The Cutters (1926), A White Bird Flying (1931), Miss Bishop (1933), Spring Came On Forever (1935), The Man Who Caught the Weather (1936), Song of Years (1939), The Drum Goes Dead (1941), The Lieutenant's Lady (1942), Journey Into Christmas (1949) and The Bess Streeter Aldrich Reader.

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ABSA002 The Heirs 1949 3 218k eBook Download PDF - 'The Heirs' (ABSA002)   Download ePub - 'The Heirs' (ABSA002) Find a printed copy of The Heirs by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks
ABSA003 Low Lies His Bed 1934 9 255k eBook Download PDF - 'Low Lies His Bed' (ABSA003)   Download ePub - 'Low Lies His Bed' (ABSA003) Find a printed copy of Low Lies His Bed by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks
ABSA004 The Man Who Caught the Weather 1928 7 239k eBook Download PDF - 'The Man Who Caught the Weather' (ABSA004)   Download ePub - 'The Man Who Caught the Weather' (ABSA004) Find a printed copy of The Man Who Caught the Weather by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks
ABSA006 Miss Bishop 1933 133 468k eBook Download PDF - 'Miss Bishop' (ABSA006)   Download ePub - 'Miss Bishop' (ABSA006) Find a printed copy of Miss Bishop by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks
ABSA001 The Silent Stars Go By 1933 7 239k eBook Download PDF - 'The Silent Stars Go By' (ABSA001)   Download ePub - 'The Silent Stars Go By' (ABSA001) Find a printed copy of The Silent Stars Go By by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks
ABSA005 Wild Critics I Have Known 1930 3 221k Article Download PDF - 'Wild Critics I Have Known' (ABSA005)   Download ePub - 'Wild Critics I Have Known' (ABSA005) Find a printed copy of Wild Critics I Have Known by Bess Streeter Aldrich at AbeBooks

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