Among Friends

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In Among Friends M. F. K. Fisher begins her recollections in Albion, Michigan, but they soon lead her to Whittier, California, where her family moved in 1912, when she was four. The "Friends" of the title range from the hobos who could count on food at the family’s back door to the businessmen who advertised in Father’s paper—but above all they are the Quakers who were the prominent group in Whittier. Mary Frances Kennedy found them unusual friends indeed, in the more than forty years that she lived in Whittier ...
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In Among Friends M. F. K. Fisher begins her recollections in Albion, Michigan, but they soon lead her to Whittier, California, where her family moved in 1912, when she was four. The "Friends" of the title range from the hobos who could count on food at the family’s back door to the businessmen who advertised in Father’s paper—but above all they are the Quakers who were the prominent group in Whittier. Mary Frances Kennedy found them unusual friends indeed, in the more than forty years that she lived in Whittier she was never invited inside a Friend’s house.

Her portraits of her father, Rex—her mentor, himself the editor of the local newspaper—her mother, Edith, and the other members of her family are memorable and moving. Originally published in 1970, Among Friends provides a fascinating glimpse into the background and development of one of our most delightful and best-loved writers, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher.

A memoir of the author's childhood in Whittier, California from about 1912 to 1922, featuing portraits of her family and stories about her friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593760243
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 709,314
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Child of an Inner "Ghetto" 3
Part I The Family
1) Then Begin Again 21
2) A Footnote on the Scabrous Possibilities of the Most Innocent of Publications, Such as "The Miriam Cook Book" 28
3) The Predilection for Lame Ducks 32
4) The Bodies and Otherwise 56
5) Love Blemished but Abiding 62
6) The First and Best Batties 97
7) Our "Girls" and a Few Ladies 106
Part II The Town
8) Prejudice, Hate, and the First World War 121
9) Culture and Music and All That 137
10) Lightened Heart and Quickened Energies 147
11) Dance of the Slow Learner 160
12) The Best View 177
13) A Palace Incident 188
14) A Pagan Ornament 198
15) The Haunts of Sin and Iniquity 205
Part III ...And Beyond
16) Fugues and Evasions 215
17) Flora and a Few Fauna 231
18) A Footnote on Fauna, Largely Secret 251
19) The Separation of the Senses, or Not 260
20) Notes on Following the Gleam 279
21) Streets of Gold Forsworn 292
22) Petitions, Manifestoes, Broadsides, and Such 300
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