The Montana Frontier: One Woman's West by Joyce Litz

By Joyce Litz

This precise tale of a Victorian-era younger girl who follows her husband to a small city with the inconceivable identify of Gilt part, Montana, will remind readers of Wallace Stegner's perspective of Repose, the vintage novel of a woman's lifestyles within the Mountain West. As a tender woman, Lillian Weston, the author's grandmother, aspired to be a live performance pianist. even if, as a tender lady in turn-of-the-century manhattan, she turned a newspaper columnist. Her marriage to Frank Hazen took her west in 1899, finishing her profession as a newspaperwoman. She grew to become her writing abilities to journals, diaries, tales, and poems, which traced her family's existence on a frontier that used to be not unspoiled.

The Hazens continued brutal winters and dry summers and endeavored to elevate farm animals and chickens by means of trial and mistake. Lillian was once an assiduous diarist who incorporated info of her turbulent marriage challenged by means of Frank's undesirable enterprise bargains. the main points of contraception and baby rearing, playing and prostitution, schooling and overall healthiness care are all a part of this tale, providing glimpses into lifestyle that regularly pass unreported within the higher tale of western expansion.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Joyce Litz used to be born and spent her first fifteen years in Lewistown, Montana, with Lillian. ahead of she retired in 1995, she used to be the political motion committee coordinator for a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. She now lives in Albuquerque and writes complete time.

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"The Montana Frontier isn't just a exertions of affection, but additionally a story a few actually impressive lady, in a very outstanding time within the lifetime of our country." -- monstrous Sky Journal

"The Montana Frontier will entice lovers of narrative background. . . . It illuminates a woman's lifestyles at the nice Plains. . . . Litz is a wonderful storyteller who fills a distinct segment historians frequently neglect." -- nice Plains Quarterly

"Lillian's tale is compelling, a research in person braveness and faith." -- Roundup Magazine

"Litz presents historians with a nuanced, complex personality, either in love with the West and challenged via it--a girl trapped through the cultural and monetary constraints of the time during which she lived. Lillian Hazen reminds us that the distinctiveness of the western personality is, probably, its merely real unifying character." -- Montana Magazine

"This good written booklet held my consciousness from first web page to final and alongside the best way I realized much approximately turn-of-the-century long island and Montana." -- The bring in magazine, (UT)

"Through Lillian Hazen's letters, diaries and tales, lifestyles in early Lewistown sector emerges, particularly the struggles girls had in these years. simply because Hazen used to be a journalist, proficient to note information others may well pass over, hers is a very revealing account of that life." -- Lewistown (MT) News-Argus

"We can't aid yet appreciate Lillian and the entire different ladies who equipped houses and raised households within the harsh, unwelcoming setting of the yankee West." -- H-Net booklet Review

"[Lillian's] tale enlivens the heritage of the waning frontier." -- The Bloomsbury Review

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