Signed copy. Winner of the New England Book Festival Award for Regional Literature. The fully transcribed 1886 diary of Esther Small, the abused wife of a Civil War veteran; with introduction and afterword placing the diary in historical and cultural context. The poem sequence in part II of Church of Needles tells the story through Esther's fictionalized voice, as well as the voices of her family.
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The Diary of Esther Small, 1886
Historical diary, transcribed from the original