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A Woman of Independent Means

Narrated by: Barbara Rush
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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What began as a journal for her daughters exploded into a national best-seller when Elizabeth Forsyth Haley published her first novel, A Woman of Independent Means, in 1978. Since then, the story of Bess Steed Garner, Hailey's irrepressible grandmother, has become the acclaimed one-woman show starring Barbara Rush. 

This audio presentation is Rush's tour de force performance of that play. Told entirely through letters, the action follows Bess' life from 1899, when she is in the fourth grade, through to her death in 1977. What evolves is a moving portrait of a memorable character.

©1978 Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey (P)1986; 2018 Dove Books=On-Tape/Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"Elizabeth Forsyth Haley has managed a small triumph in this first novel about a 20 century woman. A singular person, yet every woman to. Bess is wonderfully appealing." (Publishers Weekly)

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