Sparks From Home Fires 1940 Anne Shannon Monroe ~ Lake Oswego, Oregon ~ Stories from lakeside farmhouse ~ First Edition


Title: Sparks From Home Fires: A Personal Philosophy of Hope Told with a Wealth of Salty Anecdotes

Author: Anne Shannon Monroe

Description: Stated First Edition. Book has light bumping and wear to head and tail of spine. Ffep has previous owner's name at top, square piece clipped from lower fore edge corner; previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Starting front hinge. Slight soiling to fore edge of text block. Pages are clean. Dust jacket has one closed tear to top edge of front panel; spine ends chipped; not price clipped ($2.00); in a clear archival sleeve. 267 pages. 7.5 x 5 inches.

Sparks from Home Fires is Monroe's book of stories from her lakeside farmhouse in western Oregon. At the time it was written, she had been living close to Lake Oswego for a dozen years, and this provides the backdrop to her observations of life and the people of the community.

Anne Shannon Monroe (1873-1942) was an American writer and novelist. Though born in Missouri, she resided in Washington state throughout her youth and early adulthood. She lived for a few years in Chicago before moving to Oregon in 1907. In addition to writing several novels she was also a contributor to several magazines including the Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, and the Ladies' Home Journal.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good.
Jacket Condition: Good.

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
Place: New York
Year: 1940

Size: 5.25 x 7.5 inches.
Pages: 267 Pages.

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