On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Gibbons, Kaye. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. New York: Putnam's, 1998.
Emma Lowell tells her life story from the perspective of the year 1900. She escapes an abusive fire-eater father by marrying a liberal Northern physician who eventually works for the Confederate military.
A fascinating portrayal of a secular, liberal, feminist woman at the center of a racist culture.
- Bio from Kaye Gibbons's web site