She was the younger sister of a founding father. A self-proclaimed bad speller. Married at age fifteen, she became mother to twelve, eleven of whom died before she did. Jane Franklin Mecom’s life was representative of her times, which is one reason biographer Jill Lepore resisted writing about it for years. She was much
Mindy Withrow of The Discarded Image notes the June release of Francine du Plessix Gray's new novel, The Queen's Lover.
Mindy Withrow of the Discarded Image previews Emily St. John Mandel's third novel, The Lola Quartet, releasing May 2012 by Unbridled Books.