Nancy Hale

Nancy Hale (1908–1988) was born in Boston to a family whose forebears include Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale and Harriet Beecher Stowe. She is the author of eight novels, including the best-selling The Prodigal Women; four short story collections; two memoirs; two plays; children’s stories; and a biography of Mary Cassatt. With the writer Elizabeth Coles Langhorne, she was a cofounder of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Photo courtesy of The Nancy Hale Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College.

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