Esther Forbes





Esther Forbes


Born
in Westborough, Massachusetts , The United States
June 28, 1891

Died
August 12, 1967

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Esther Forbes was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in 1891, as the youngest of five children. Her family roots can be traced back to 1600s America; one of her great-uncles was the great historical figure and leader of the Sons of Liberty, Sam Adams. Her father was a probate judge in Worcester and her mother, a writer of New England reference books. Both her parents were historical enthusiasts.

Even as a little child, Forbes displayed an affinity for writing. Her academic work, however, was not spectacular, except for a few writing classes. After finishing high school, she took classes at the Worcester Art Museum and Boston University, and later, Bradford Academy, a junior college. She then followed her sister to the University of Wisconsin wh
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More books by Esther Forbes…
“We give all we have, lives, property, safety, skill...we fight, we die, for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up.”
Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain

“How old are you Johnny" she asked.
Sixteen."
And what's that-a boy or a man?"
He laughed. "A boy in time of peace and a man in time of war.”
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“If you can't do, you'd best shut up about it.”
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Polls

As I mentioned, I wanted to read a witch themed book for our scary October read. However, I had a bit of trouble finding really scary witch themed books, but that's okay. We'll just go with mildly creepy...perhaps. This is a quick poll, as my Season of the Witch event at Castle Macabre hinges on this pick. Last day to vote is this Sunday.

The Bell Witch The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff John F.D. Taff
 
  3 votes, 50.0%

The Witch's Trinity The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman Erika Mailman
 
  2 votes, 33.3%

Season of the Witch Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert Natasha Mostert
 
  1 vote, 16.7%

A Mirror for Witches A Mirror for Witches by Esther Forbes Esther Forbes
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Witch Hunt Witch Hunt by Devin O'Branagan Devin O'Branagan
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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