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Bess Streeter Aldrich (February 17, 1881 — August 3, 1954) was an American author.

Bess Streeter was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State Normal School, she taught school at several locations in the west, later returning to Cedar Falls to earn an advanced degree in education. A writer since early childhood, she won a writing contest at age fourteen and another at seventeen.

In 1906, she married Charles Aldrich. They moved to Elmwood, Nebraska, where Charles, Bess, her widowed mother, and family friends invested and purchased a bank. They had four children--Mary, Robert, Charles and James.

Aldrich began writing more regularly in 1911 when the Ladies' Home Journal advertised a fiction contest, which she entered and won. Prior to 1918 she wrote under her pen name, Margaret Dean Stephens. She went on to become one of the highest-paid women writers of the period. Her stories often concerned Midwestern pioneer history and were very popular with teenage girls and young women.

Aldrich's first novel, Mother Mason, was published in 1924. When Charles died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1925, Aldrich took up writing as a means of supporting her family. She was the author of about 200 short stories and thirteen novels, including Miss Bishop. The latter novel was made into a movie Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941), which starred Martha Scott and Edmund Gwenn and premiered in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Aldrich received an honorary degree in literature from the University of Nebraska in 1934 and was named into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1973. She died in Lincoln on August 3, 1954.

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Total Books: 50
Bess Streeter Aldrich Collection novels
2014 - Bess Streeter Aldrich Collection Novels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781500367879
ISBN-10: 1500367877
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2009 - Mother Mason [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Spring Came on Forever [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
The Collected Short Works 1907-1919
2009 - The Collected Short Works 1907-1919 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803224827
ISBN-10: 0803224826
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The Collected Short Works 1920-1954
2009 - The Collected Short Works 1920-1954 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803224834
ISBN-10: 0803224834
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A Lantern in Her Hand
2008 - A Lantern in Her Hand (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439553893
ISBN-10: 1439553890
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The Lieutenant's Lady
2001 - The Lieutenant's Lady [G K Hall Large Print Romance Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780783893662
ISBN-10: 0783893663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

Song of Years
1992 - Song of Years [Thorndike Large Print All-Time Favorites Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781560542759
ISBN-10: 1560542756
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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The Cutters
1989 - The Cutters (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803259164
ISBN-10: 0803259166
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A White Bird Flying
1988 - A White Bird Flying (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803259157
ISBN-10: 0803259158
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 6

Journey into Christmas and Other Stories
1985 - Journey Into Christmas and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803259089
ISBN-10: 0803259085
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Lantern in Her Hand
1983 - Lantern in Her Hand [Bison Book - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780896213302
ISBN-10: 0896213307
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Rim of the Prairie
1925 - Rim of the Prairie (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780884112594
ISBN-10: 0884112594
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3

The Home-Coming and Other Stories
The Home-coming and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848800673
ISBN-10: 0848800672
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Across the Smiling Meadow
Across the Smiling Meadow (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848800680
ISBN-10: 0848800680
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Outsider
The Outsider (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848801618
ISBN-10: 084880161X
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Cutters
Cutters (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780884112549
ISBN-10: 0884112543
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The Drum Goes Dead
The Drum Goes Dead (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884112563
ISBN-10: 088411256X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Man Who Caught the Weather and Other Stories
Man Who Caught the Weather and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884112587
ISBN-10: 0884112586
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Journey into Christmas
Journey Into Christmas (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884112624
ISBN-10: 0884112624
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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A Bess Streeter Aldrich Treasury
A Bess Streeter Aldrich Treasury (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884112631
ISBN-10: 0884112632
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Classic Critical Concern
Classic Critical Concern (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781576732823
ISBN-10: 1576732827
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Romance in G Minor
Romance in G Minor (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789994598793
ISBN-10: 9994598791
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