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Nell's Story: A Woman from Eagle River
by Nell Peters and Robert Peters
University of Wisconsin Press, 1995
eISBN: 978-0-299-14473-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-14474-6 | Cloth: 978-0-299-14470-8
Library of Congress Classification CT275.P582A3 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.504092

With its desperate acts and dire consequences, Nell Peters's tale of a woman's life in northern Wisconsin is a remarkable story, full of the sense and sound and flavor of a time and place rarely visited in books. Nell's tomboy childhood, her businesslike initiation into sex on the eve of her departure for the WACs in 1951, her resulting pregnancy and return home to a life sharply at odds with small-town conventions, her struggle to keep her twin sons, and her disastrous sexual liaisons with men and women alike are recounted in this funny, gritty, and wildly candid book.

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