"A compelling correspondence with the magnetism and immediacy of an engaging historical novel. That Virginia D. Reynolds was a cousin-once-removed of the poet Emily Dickinson (her great-grandfather Samuel Fowler Dickinson was Emily's grandfather), adds zest to the correspondence, for Mrs. Reynolds possesses the notable frankness that characterized certain members of the Dickinson family. Some of her opinions and attitudes are sure to shock a modern reader. For those enticed by World War II, or by the literature of mother/daughter relationships, here is an engaging perspective you won't want to miss."
—Polly Longsworth, coauthor of The Dickinsons of Amherst
Both women were born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in privileged circumstances. Virginia Dickinson Reynolds was the child of a Confederate Army officer and was also a distant cousin of poet Emily Dickinson. Virginia Potter traveled widely until she married an English Army officer and settled in his country. The women's intensely close bond shines through Shared Histories as, from time to time, do their class-conscious, Anglo-Saxon sensibilities. Sometimes poignant, sometimes bristling, always candid, these letters portray private worlds of tradition confronted with global change.
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