About the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To me, this book came dangerously close to being a romance novel. Yuck. Too many coincidences to be believable. Only one of the characters was particularly likable.
I love this book. When I was in high school I came across this book and have since read it so many times the book jacket is a mess. Richard Peck gives readers an incredible tale from the old west to World War II by following the lives of several women. Not only does the reader get a view of the times but is given the opportunity to care about these women and understand their choices, good and bad. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Richard Peck was my favorite writer in school and I was pleased to see some of his work aimed at an adult audience. This is the story of women in America from the days of the wagon trains up to WWII. This Family of Women follows a 'family' through the eyes of the women who experienced the times. I would recomend this title to any young women who feels that her sex might keep her from success.