Jessamyn West Cress Delahanty

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Cress Delahanty

 
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Cress Delahanty remains one of the most intrepid and beloved teenagers in all American literature. Amid the clotted oil fields and pungent orange groves of rural 1940s California, the young woman explores her family’s citrus ranch, worries about boys, attempts to negotiate the high school social ladder, and suffers embarrassments, big and small, in a tenacious search for her own identity.

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Jessamyn West (1902-1984) was born in Indiana, but raised in rural California. Diagnosed with life-threatening tuberculosis while in graduate school, West attributed writing and her mother's encouragement with saving her life. Her most famous work, The Friendly Persuasion, was made into an Academy-Award-nominated film in 1956. West's many awards include an O. Henry Prize. In total, she wrote nine novels, four volumes of stories, three screenplays, a volume of poems, a libretto, and five volumes of nonfiction.

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"A story of adolescence brimming with humor and charm . . . and much true wisdom.'" ―New York Times

"West uses small town life to convey human events that warm the heart." ―New York Times Book Review

"West writes gracefully, occasionally poetically, in a voice both innocent and brave." ―Washinton Post

"A story of adolescence brimming with humor and charm . . . and much true wisdom.'" New York Times

"West uses small town life to convey human events that warm the heart." New York Times Book Review

"West writes gracefully, occasionally poetically, in a voice both innocent and brave." Washinton Post

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