Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West


Born
in Vernon, Indiana, The United States
July 18, 1902

Died
February 24, 1984

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Mary Jessamyn West was an American Quaker (originally from Indiana) who wrote numerous stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945).

Average rating: 3.92 · 1,822 ratings · 276 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Friendly Persuasion

3.91 avg rating — 709 ratings — published 1940 — 15 editions
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Except for Me and Thee

4.09 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1969 — 6 editions
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Cress Delahanty

3.92 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1945 — 7 editions
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The Massacre at Fall Creek

3.84 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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The Quaker Reader

4.20 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1962 — 3 editions
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The Woman Said Yes: Encount...

4.13 avg rating — 55 ratings4 editions
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The Life I Really Lived

3.89 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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Leafy Rivers

3.60 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Collected Stories of Jessam...

4.11 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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The State of Stony Lonesome

3.38 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. ”
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