Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman's Life

Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman's Life

by Sandra Scofield


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896729414
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: 1
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A native Texan, Sandra Scofield divides her time between Missoula, Montana, and Portland, Oregon. She has written seven novels, a memoir, and a craft book for writers. An excerpt from Mysteries of Love and Grief won first place in Narrative magazine’s 2014 Spring Story Contest. She is an avid landscape painter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Frieda and Ira xi

An Abbreviated Family Tree for Frieda xii

The Story Test xiii

What Was Left Behind 1

Distribution 3

How She Was 6

What We Lost to Grief 13

The Last Farmer 15

Out of Rodewald 17

The Pillow in the Window 21

The End of the Story 25

Leave-taking 31

Biscuits and Gravy 33

Beloved 35

Suffering 37

Edith's Men 45

Babies 49

Mommy 59

Lucky Duck 61

Rifts 67

Pixie Dust 73

The Storage Shed 78

Good Times 81

Enigma 83

Husbands 85

Repairs 88

Under the Apricot Tree 92

Anger 98

Frieda's Bit of Mercy 111

Legacy 117

Frieda's Larder 119

Starry Night 122

The Skillet 130

The Girls 131

A Gift 135

Frieda's Last House: 1953-1983 136

Opal on Dry Ground 142

Admonitions 145

Ira Writes 147

Didn't He Dance? 1931 149

Ira writes: Sweetheart 151

Credits 153

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