A Woman Of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe HaileyA Woman Of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

A Woman Of Independent Means

byElizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Paperback | May 1, 1998

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A bestselling sensation when it was first published by Viking in 1978, A Woman of Independent Means has delighted millions of readers and was the inspiration for the television miniseries starring Sally Field.

At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy—not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. From the early 1900s through the 1960s, we accompany Bess as she endures life's trials and triumphs with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity. Now, with this beautiful trade paperback edition, Penguin will introduce a new generation of readers to this richly woven story. . .and to Bess Steed Garner, a woman for all ages.

Inspired by her grandmother's life, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey wrote A Woman of Independent Means for her daughters, Brooke and Kendall. Since its publication, Hailey has had the pleasure of seeing Brooke make her TV acting debut in the miniseries, portraying the eldest grandchild, as well as the publication of Kendall's first book. The...
Title:A Woman Of Independent MeansFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140274367

ISBN - 13:9780140274363

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lesson in the art of writing... I thoroughly enjoyed this book! We live in a time where letters just aren't written anymore, and we no longer have the thrill of opening an envelope. Bess Steed's genteel style masks her truly demanding and self righteous personality. It is comical, heartbraking and generally astonishing the way she treats everyone around her. It is the type of book you read while drinking tea from a china cup
Date published: 2000-10-14

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Strong-hearted Bess Steed Graner is a woman of independent means. Inheriting a large legacy near the turn of the century, she gains a freedom most women of her era will never know. Author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey writes of Bess' spirited experiences, triumphs and tribulations from the early 1900s to the 1960s.