Jessamyn West (1902-1984) was born in Indiana to Quaker parents and lived most of her life in California. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Mademoiselle, Kenyon Review, the New Yorker, and Redbook, among others. Her other books include The State of Stony Lonesome, Massacre at Fall Creek, and The Collected Stories of Jessamyn West.
PRAISE FOR JESSAMYN WEST AND THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION
You will laugh out loud and cry . . . A testament . . . to that faith in humankind that has made the American dream.-The Philadelphia Inquirer
West writes gracefully, occasionally poetically, in a voice both innocent and brave.-The Washington Post