"Swell Suffering": A Biography of Maurine Whipple

by Veda Tebbs Hale, Douglas D. Alder

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BN ID: 2940013633001
Publisher: Greg Kofford Books
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Veda Tebbs Hale grew up in Panguitch, Utah, the descendant of Henrie, Tebbs, Asay, Riding, Prince, Schow, and Lee ancestors who were among the first settlers in southern Utah, including in St. George during the period covered by Maurine Whipple’s The Giant Joshua. Veda had been deeply moved by her first reading of the St. George saga and returned to it repeatedly.
Veda and her husband, Glen, raised their three sons in Murray, Utah, and then at a cattle ranch in Kamas, Utah. In 1990, they moved to St. George where Glen managed Central Storage, and they owned and operated a mailing service business until 2000.
Surprised to discover that Maurine was still alive, Veda befriended the elderly novelist and Carol Jensen, Maurine’s legal guardian, and soon decided to write a full-scale biography. Veda conducted informal interviews with the writer, relatives, and associates, explored deeply in Maurine’s papers held at Brigham Young University, and painstakingly reconstructed the national and regional background of Maurine Whipple’s life.

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