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Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942
Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch / by Alice Caldwell Hegan
New York : Published by the Century Co., c1901
Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jPN.Rice2M7 1901    AVAILABLE
May G. Quigley Collection Bookplate
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jPN.Rice2M7 1901 c.2  AVAILABLE
May G. Quigley Collection Bookplate
Subject(s) Widows -- Fiction
Poor women -- Fiction
Urban poor -- Fiction
Poor families -- Fiction
Single mothers -- Fiction
Subject Louisville (Ky.) -- Fiction
Subject(s) Female friendship -- Fiction
Women benefactors -- Fiction
Physical Description 153 p. ; 18 cm
Note Printer named, DeVinne Press, on verso of t.p
Library's copy 1 has printing date of 1903; copy 2 of 1902
Summary Nothing and nobody can break the spirit of the optimistic Mrs. Wiggs, not her deceased husband, who "traveled to eternity by the alcohol route," leaving his wife and five children impoverished; not her home in the Cabbage Patch, an old Louisville slum; not even the plight of her oldest son Jim, who has assumed the crippling responsibilities of head of household at the tender age of fifteen. One family tragedy, however, leaves even Mrs. Wiggs shaken. Robbed of her oldest child and at even greater pains to support the ones who remain, she turns to Lucy Olcott, a beautiful and benevolent young woman who had helped the family on the previous Christmas. Despite her wealth and comfort, Lucy, too, is beset by problems. Hiding from her sorrow by performing good deeds for Mrs. Wiggs, Lucy little suspects that her actions will also bring her happiness in the end
Series May G. Quigley collection

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