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Helen Hooven Santmyer (November 25, 1895 – February 21, 1986) was an American writer.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Xenia, Ohio when she was five years old. She went to Wellesley College in 1918 and was active in the struggle for women's rights. She attended Oxford University in England. When she returned to the United States of America with her first book published she expected fame and fortune and found the Great Depression.

She later returned to Wellesley College to teach in the English Department. She also wrote poetry that appeared in anthologies such as The Bookman Anthology of Verse, 1922 from Doran and Company. Her sonnet The Prairie Town, from that collection, indicates that she was a talented poet.

In 1935, Helen moved back to Xenia, becoming the Dean of Women and the head of Cedarville University English department. She was 88 when her most famous work And Ladies of the Club was was a best-seller in 1984. She also wrote Herbs and Apples, Ohio Town and The Fierce Dispute.

She received most of her fame late in life and died on February 21, 1986 in Xenia, Ohio, aged 90. She was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Total Books: 21
Farewell Summer
2001 - Farewell Summer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814250693
ISBN-10: 0814250696
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

And Ladies of the Club
2000 - And Ladies of the Club (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425174401
ISBN-10: 0425174409
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

The Fierce Dispute
1999 - The Fierce Dispute (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814250358
ISBN-10: 0814250351
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ohio Town
1998 - Ohio Town [Ohio] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780814207574
ISBN-10: 081420757X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction

The Fierce Dispute
1988 - The Fierce Dispute (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312910280
ISBN-10: 0312910282
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Farewell Summer A Novel
1988 - Farewell Summer a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060158897
ISBN-10: 0060158891
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ohio Town
1985 - Ohio Town (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425082706
ISBN-10: 0425082709
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Herbs and Apples
1985 - Herbs and Apples (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060154868
ISBN-10: 0060154861
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.