The Life of an Ordinary Woman

The Life of an Ordinary Woman

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by Anne Ellis
     
 

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In Anne Ellis, readers will discover the perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary, a pioneer who, "like the most valued of friends, is a woman of wry wit, plain courage, keen perceptions" (Molly Gloss). Powerfully conjuring up the world of the mining camps and the colorful communities of the central Rocky Mountains, Ellis interweaves an invaluable

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In Anne Ellis, readers will discover the perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary, a pioneer who, "like the most valued of friends, is a woman of wry wit, plain courage, keen perceptions" (Molly Gloss). Powerfully conjuring up the world of the mining camps and the colorful communities of the central Rocky Mountains, Ellis interweaves an invaluable history of the nineteenth-century American West with a valiant personal tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395957837
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/11/1999
Edition description:
None
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Ellis came as a child to Rosita, Colorado a mining town outside Westcliffe. She was raised there and in the mining camps of the eastern San Juans. She wrote her autobiographical account of pioneer life in 19th century Colorado mining camps, THE LIFE OF AN ORDINARY WOMAN, in 1929.

ROBERT W. BLY is the Director of the Center for Technical Communication, a consulting firm that specializes in business communication and marketing. He has been a copywriter and consultant for more than twenty years, and is the author of more than forty-five books.

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The Life of an Ordinary Woman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SugarCookie More than 1 year ago
Anne Ellis tells her own story in the voice/ language of her childhood days. She and her family, not without flaws, came to live in the Colorado mining camps of the earliest days of the 20th century. The tale is warm, heart-breaking, and colorful. You can feel the cold of cabin life. The rough, risky life of mining is not glossed over, and to see these images through the eyes of a child is most dramatic. This is NOT Little House on the Prairie. I highly recommend this book, not just for history fans, but for those who enjoy memoir. I also think 'Tweens might like this story of challenge and overcoming the odds.