Bess Streeter Aldrich

Bess Streeter Aldrich


Born
in Cedar Falls, Iowa, The United States
February 17, 1881

Died
August 03, 1954

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Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of Nebraska's most widely read and enjoyed authors. Her writing career spanned forty-some years, during which she published over 100 short stories and articles, nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, and one omnibus. In her work, she emphasized family values and recorded accurately Midwest pioneering history.

One of her books, Miss Bishop, was made into the movie, Cheers for Miss Bishop, and her short story, The Silent Stars Go By became the television show, The Gift of Love.

Bess graduated in 1901 from Iowa State Normal School, now known as the University of Northern Iowa, and taught for four years. She returned to Cedar Falls and worked as Assistant Supervisor at her alma mater, receiving an adva
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A Lantern in Her Hand

4.11 avg rating — 4,585 ratings — published 1928 — 12 editions
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A White Bird Flying

4.05 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 1931 — 8 editions
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Spring Came On Forever

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Song of Years

4.22 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1939 — 15 editions
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Miss Bishop

3.83 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1933 — 11 editions
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The Lieutenant's Lady

3.93 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1942 — 5 editions
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The Rim of the Prairie

4.13 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1925 — 3 editions
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Journey into Christmas and ...

3.88 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Mother Mason

3.98 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1924 — 9 editions
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The Cutters

3.84 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1926 — 7 editions
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“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever. Even though you grew up and found you could never quite bring back the magic feeling of this night, the melody would stay in your heart always - a song for all the years.”
Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

“You have, to dream things out. It keeps a kind of an ideal before you. You see it first in your mind and then you set about to try and make it like the ideal. If you want a garden,—why, I guess you've got to dream a garden.”
Bess Streeter Aldrich, A Lantern in Her Hand

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