The American Heroine

Portfolio Bette Howland
Essay

But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult!
—KATE CHOPIN, THE AWAKENING, 1899

A summer resort at Grand Isle on the Gulf of Mexico.  [...]

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Issue 23

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23

Fall 2015

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Bette Howland is the author of three books, W-3 (Viking), Blue in Chicago (Harper & Row), and Things to Come and Go (Knopf). Her work has also appeared in such magazines as Commentary, First Things, the Noble Savage, and Triquarterly. Born in Chicago, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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