On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

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Gibbons, Kaye. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. New York: Putnam's, 1998.

Emma Lowell tells her life story from the perspective of the year 1900. She escapes an abusive fire-eater father by marrying a liberal Northern physician who eventually works for the Confederate military.

A fascinating portrayal of a secular, liberal, feminist woman at the center of a racist culture.


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