The Fierce Dispute

Title

The Fierce Dispute

Files

School or Department

English, Literature, and Modern Languages

Dates of Service

1936-1953

Description

Small-town America, ghosts, domesticity, and New World-Old World tensions - these combine in Helen Hooven Santmyer's second novel, The Fierce Dispute (1929), which feature a fiercely disputatious southern Ohio matriarch and her adult daughter locked in battle for the very soul of a child, Lucy Anne, from whose viewpoint much of the narrative unfolds.. "The Fierce Dispute pits Margaret Baird, the proud bearer of the Linley-Hewitt-Baird family history, against Margaret's cosmopolitan and romantic daughter, Hilary. Set in the Xenia, Ohio, family home, the novel's real battleground is Lucy Anne herself, the child mired in conflict because she loves both her mother Hilary and grandmother Margaret.

ISBN

0814250351

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Ohio State University Press

City

Columbus, OH

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Fiction

Comments

Helen (Hooven) Santmyer