Friday, October 14, 2016

The Extraordinary Suzy Wright

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This was a really interesting account of Suzy Wright.  Born in England she traveled with her Quaker family to the colonies to avoid persecution.  They settled in Pennsylvania where the family prospered.  Suzy never married and because of this she was able to own land and have more freedom than most women of her time.  She practiced law, was friends with Ben Franklin and was well known and regarded.  The book is told through excerpts of her poetry, other people's reminiscences, and her own words as well as pieced together through documents.  I found the account interesting - younger readers would struggle with the 1700 and 1800s language.

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