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Phyllis Tickle: A Life

by Jon M. Sweeney

Phyllis Tickle’s literary estate has named Jon Sweeney her official biographer. This comprehensive volume focuses on every aspect of Phyllis’s life and career, including detailed discussion of her written work over fifty years (poetry, plays, literary, spiritual, and historical/theological), a close look at her marriage (they literally met in the nursery), seven children (one died in infancy), and life on the Farm in Lucy.

“[P]aints an exemplary, intimate portrait…. This loving biography impressively captures the grace Tickle demonstrated during a long, dedicated life.” -Publishers Weekly, starred boxed review

“Readers familiar with Tickle’s work will not be surprised to find that her life was complex, shaped by tragedy but also by hard work and a deep and compelling spirituality. A solid biography of a complex, faithful woman.” -American Library Association’s Booklist

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