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Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage restores to the literary canon an extraordinarily gifted writer, who was recognized as a major talent before all but disappearing from public view for decades, until nearly the end of her life. Bette Howland herself was an outsider - an intellectual from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago; a divorce and single mother, to the disapproval of her family; an artist chipped away at by poverty and perfection. Each of these facets plays a central role in her work. Mining her deepest emotions for her art, she chronicles the tension of her generation. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage introduces a new generation of listeners to a wry, brilliant observer and a writer of great empathy and sly, joyous humor. 

©1978 Bette Howland; 2019 by the estate of Bette Howland (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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