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The Mighty Queens of Freeville
Amy Dickinson

A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them

Hyperion
February 2009
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Featuring: Amy Dickinson
240 pages
ISBN: 1401322859
EAN: 9781401322854
Hardcover
$22.00
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Non-Fiction Memoir

Millions of Americans know and love Amy Dickinson from reading her syndicated advice column "Ask Amy" and from hearing her wit and wisdom weekly on National Public Radio. Amy's audience loves her for her honesty, her small-town values, and the fact that her motto is "I make the mistakes so you don't have to." In The Mighty Queens of Freeville, Amy Dickinson shares those mistakes and her remarkable story. This is the tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent.

Though divorce runs through her family like an aggressive chromosome, the women in her life taught her what family is about. They helped her to pick up the pieces when her life fell apart and to reassemble them into something new. It is a story of frequent failures and surprising successes, as Amy starts and loses careers, bumbles through blind dates and adult education classes, travels across the country with her daughter and their giant tabby cat, and tries to come to terms with the family's aptitude for "dorkitude."

They have lived in London, D.C., and Chicago, but all roads lead them back to Amy's hometown of Freeville (pop. 458), a tiny village where Amy's family has tilled and cultivated the land, tended chickens and Holsteins, and built houses and backyard sheds for more than 200 years. Most important, though, her family members all still live within a ten-house radius of each other. With kindness and razor-sharp wit, they welcome Amy and her daughter back weekend after weekend, summer after summer, offering a moving testament to the many women who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place.

Media Buzz

Talk of the Nation - May 7, 2009
All Things Considered - February 6, 2009
The View - February 4, 2009
Good Morning America - February 3, 2009

Interviews for The Mighty Queens of Freeville

Interview with Amy Dickinson The Mighty Queens of Freeville February 10, 2009


Comments

11 comments posted.

Re: The Mighty Queens of Freeville

loved the book.
(Jo Ann Thornton 9:18am February 10, 2009)

me and my wife loved your new book.
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Richard Randazzo 5:03pm February 14, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
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Sharon Baker 1:08pm February 25, 2009)

You're a wonderful and creative writer, Thank God for your gift and your ability to draw your readers into your story. In these days and times especially where life is so uncertain for many of us, it's a blessing to know there is "always" some place we can get away to when reading one of your novels! Thank you for giving us "all" somplace else to go, and something else to think about!
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Ronald Riedel 6:29pm February 25, 2009)

You're a terrific writer. Thanks
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Sandy Miresse 8:51am March 1, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
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Mary Mccoy 10:14am March 1, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
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Kim Martin 12:07pm March 7, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
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Dianne Westbrook 10:24am March 10, 2009)

Anx
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Beverly Miller 1:57pm March 21, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
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Tammy Garcia 8:47pm March 23, 2009)

www.themightyqueensoffreeville.com
Great books
(
Alicia Purvis 3:23am March 30, 2009)

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