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In Her Own Time Tpb
It all started with an R.H. King Collegiate class of ’61 reunion: 26 women meeting 30 years after their graduation. Siggins was struck by their wide range of fascinating life stories. These, after all, were the women who were born during the war, had come of age in the ’60s, and were changed by the women’s movement of the ’70s. They had all stood at the forefront of one of ...more
Published April 9th 2001 by Harper Perennial
(first published January 1st 2000)
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I very much enjoyed this book. The short biographies of women of my own era are interspersed with summary histories of women through history looked at through cultural lenses. It was a very long book, but all the parts are short and accessible. It was like visiting with women I know (these stories are ALL so familiar) and chatting about how we've all come in regards to creativity, family, health, politics, education, etc. etc. These women even live(d) in cities and communities I know and have ...more
I preferred the individual stories of the women of the class reunion to the cultural history parts. Part of what appealed to me was the Toronto-specific content, and that did not disappoint. (Most of the women lived what I would consider sad lives, though.)