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Jessamyn West

AKA Mary Jessamyn West

Born: 18-Jul-1902
Birthplace: Vernon, IN
Died: 23-Feb-1984
Location of death: Napa, CA
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Female
Religion: Quaker
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Friendly Persuasion

Father: Eldo Ray (citrus farmer)
Mother: Grace Anna Milhous
Husband: Harry Maxwell McPherson (school official, m. 16-Aug-1923)
Daughter: Ann Cash (adopted)

    University: BA, Whittier College (1923)
    University: Oxford University (attended 1929)
    University: University of California at Berkeley

    American Civil Liberties Union
    NAACP
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

Author of books:
The Friendly Persuasion (1945, short stories)
The Witch Diggers (1951, novel)
Cress Delahanty (1953, short stories)
To See the Dream (1957)
Love Is Not What You Think (1959, nonfiction)
A Matter of Time (1966, novel)
Except for Me and Thee (1969, novel)
Hide and Seek: A Continuing Journey (1973)
The Secret Look: Poems (1974, poetry)
The Woman Said Yes: Encounters with Life and Death (1976)
Double Discovery: A Journey (1980)
Collected Stories (1986, short stories)


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