by Amy Dolnick
Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series immortalizes the author’s family and friends as well as the lifestyle of a small Midwestern town at the turn of the century. Future in a Handbasket tells the story one of Lovelace’s friends, Marion Everett, through letters and family memories. Beyond her fictional identity as Carney Sibley, Marion Everett was a woman who lived beautifully within the defined roles for women of her day–daughter, wife, and mother. This glimpse at an “ordinary” life shows that no life need be ordinary if it’s lived to the fullest.
Check out Carney’s House Party, the book Maud wrote based on Marion!
Published by: Maud Hart Lovelace Society
Format: Paperback, 184 pages, 6 x 9