Writing Westward Podcast 026 - Sherry Smith - Bohemians West

Writing Westward Podcast       Episode 026

Sherry L. Smith

Bohemians West:
Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth-Century America


Hey Day Books, 2020



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Sherry L. Smith is University Distinguished Professor of History (Emerita) at Southern Methodist University. In Bohemians West: Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth-Century America (Hey Day Books, 2020), Smith tells the story of the interwined lives of Sara Bard Field and Erskine Scott Wood, who were married to others when they met in 1910 in Portland, but negotiated and built a life together on the philosophy of free love, mutual respect for one another, and shared passions for poetry and politics. Smith is a master historian and grounds Bohemians West in expert research, but she gracefully narrates a story with such literary grace that readers might forget the rigorous methodology hiding beneath the surface. Thus, general readers  will be captivated by an engaging narrative of intimately details lives, and historians will rejoice in finding a carefully-researched told with such literary flare.


Explore more of Smith's work at www.sherrylsmith.com. Some is also author or editor of the following titles:

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