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Linda Grace Hoyer Updike: Woman, Author, And Mother, Leslie Hoffman Jul 2001

Linda Grace Hoyer Updike: Woman, Author, And Mother, Leslie Hoffman

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Linda Grace Hoyer was a brilliant individual. She graduated from Ursinus College at the age of nineteen, received a master's from Cornell University, and after many years of diligent work, published two novels and a myriad of short stories. She lived an unusual life: reflective, feminine in her thought processes, but nevertheless somewhat stubborn in a time when women were meant to fill a subordinate role. I have found through my research that Hoyer's brilliance did not lie in her intellect and writing alone. In fact, as demonstrated by her literature's autobiographical nature, her brilliance as a ...