Bess Streeter Aldrich


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(1881–1954), Iowa novelist, later a resident of Nebraska, whose works include A Lantern in Her Hand (1928), the story of a pioneer woman in Nebraska; A White Bird Flying (1931), a sequel dealing with the children of the pioneers; Spring Came On Forever (1935); The Man Who Caught the Weather (1936), a collection of short stories; Song of Years (1939), a story of pioneer life in Iowa; and The Lieutenant's Lady (1942), a novel of an army wife on the Indian frontier in the 19th century.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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