232 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 30 halftones, appends., notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3583-5
Published: September 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3584-2
Published: August 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7429-2
Published: February 2023
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Wilson takes care to show all the nuances and complexities of the women's relationship, which blended the political with the personal. Val-Kill was not only home to Eleanor Roosevelt but also a crucial part of how she became one of the most admired American political figures of the twentieth century. In Wilson's telling, she emerges out of the shadows of monumental histories and documentaries as a woman in search of herself.
About the Author
Emily Herring Wilson resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is author of No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence and coauthor of North Carolina Women: Making History.
For more information about Emily Herring Wilson, visit the Author Page.
"For general readers, especially those interested in feminist biography. Those curious about the history and landscape of the Hudson Valley will also appreciate this detailed view of the little cottage on Fall-Kill Creek and its environs."—Library Journal
"The Three Graces of Val-Kill is a welcome addition to the books and memoirs about the Roosevelt family, providing a fresh look at Eleanor through the home she shared with Nan Cook and Marion Dickerman."—Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports
"For me, Wilson's book counts as tough and wise, the best yet on the subject of Val-Kill's genesis and history; beautifully written, too."—Eleanor (Ellie) R. Seagraves, eldest grandchild of Eleanor Roosevelt