The Friendly Persuasion Author:Jessamyn West Jess and Eliza Birdwell are the parents of an extraordinary American family. Their commtment to "the friendly persuasion" form the firm, steady basis for their turbulent life together. Jess' weakness for fast horses exasperates Eliza, and Eliza's stubborn devotion to her celebrated "pacing goose," Samantha, is a trial for them all. The wild m... more »isadventures of the older boys, Josh and Labe; the spunky independence of their daughter Mattie; the terrible threat of war in the countryside; all test the patience, courage, and abiding love of the Birdwells.
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