Friday, May 08, 2009

The Mighty Queens of Freeville


I had to read Amy Dickinson's book, The Mighty Queens of Freeville because I used to live near Freeville. It's a tiny, tiny place and I was amazed someone had written anything about it.

This is Amy Dickinson's memoir of her childhood growing up in Freeville, NY, then marrying, moving away, having a child and losing her husband, and moving back - for at least part of the year - to her hometown and the extended family still living there. This is the woman who replaced Ann Landers' column, and she attributes her success at advice-giving to the advice she heard given by her mother, aunts, and other relatives while she was growing up.

I'm a sucker for memoirs, but I think this is one anyone would enjoy - even if one had never been to Freeville.

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Blogger SmallWorld at Home said...

That does sound interesting! Where is Freeville?

9:13 AM  
Blogger SmallWorld at Home said...

Well, I can't believe I've never heard of it. I grew up around there. In high school we used to participate in the Fireman's parade in Dryden each summer. 2 of my brothers live in Ithaca.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Book Psmith said...

I heard Dickenson on Wait, wait, don't tell me this morning. I didn't know she had taken over Landers' column. I will definitely have to check this one out.

4:45 PM  

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