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Chill Hours

Chill Hours

by Helen Mackay


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"Chill Hours", by Helen Mackay, is the latest of this author's books, all of which—"Houses of Glass" (stories of Paris), "Half Loaves" (a novel dealing indirectly with France), and "Accidents" and "Journal of Small Things" (both made up of little French sketches written during the war)—have to do with "the City of Light." Mrs. Mackay has lived for many years in the French capital, and during the war she labored in the Hospital Saint Louis, Paris, until her health broke down. The present volume has to do chiefly with her experiences in the wards among the wounded French soldiers, where "courage, sacrifice and glory are come to be just the average, anonymous, like the uncounted little wooden crosses in the fields and at the road edges."

–Weekly Review, Vol. 20 [1920]

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ISBN-13: 9781663506832
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Helen Mackay (1876-1961) was an American poet. She spent a large part of her professional life in France, where she nursed soldiers during World War I. As an author, her works include: Houses of Glass: Stories of Paris (1909), Half Loaves; A Story (1911), Stories for pictures (1912), Chill Hours (1914), Accidentals (1915), and Journal of Small Things (1919).

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