The farmhouse he bought with his wife, Jean, in 1980 had a history with Lucy's legend, but he didn't know that till years later when he sat down for breakfast with a longtime local historian who told him Lucy's story and showed him a leather satchel filled with recollections, newspaper articles, and letters about her, gathered over the years. In this collection was a copy of a self-written account of Lucy's early life that the historian had found in an unmarked box in a library basement.
Despite his continued searching, the historian never found the memoir that Lucy had promised to write. Explaining that he had always thought to write a book of his own about Lucy but no longer felt up to it, the historian then handed the satchel to the author.
This book is fascinating because it is based on a true character. What makes a women gutsy enough to cut ties with family and community and live a daily charade as a man? Read morePublished 24 days ago by Terry W.
i had no idea it was based on an actual person until the middle of the book. fascinating story but so tragic.Published 1 month ago by janette McKinnon
This book plodded along to the point where I nearly put it down forever. However, I decided to give it another go and finally around 50% into it, the story line became more... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Lewis
The book had a good story about a woman wanting to make it in a man's world at the turn of the century. However, I did not like the homosexual aspect of the plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by VBlady
great read. very well written . I read it in one sitting then went back and read it again to savor.Published 1 month ago by deeb
Wonderful! That rare type of novel (historical fiction, more precisely) where the characters stay with you! Highly recommend!Published 1 month ago by Cherri Artrip
Interesting story but after reading "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd it's going to be hard to for me to find something equally engaging in the historical novel... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SouthernMissus
Beautifully written story that captures the voice of a young woman struggling with gender identity at a time when it was little understood. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia Sheehy
The story of Lucy Ann Lobdell is interesting all by itself, but the author has done it a great service by fictionalizing around known facts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fitzwoman