No Sad Songs for Me

By: Southard, Ruth

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj

(price-clipped) [good solid copy, nice and clean except for some dust-soiling to top edge; jacket worn along right and left edges of front panel, light soiling, very minor chipping at spine ends, main flaw is a large surface-peel scar on the rear panel]. Unaccountably scarce novel about a woman "whose selfless love for her husband gave her courage to meet her greatest crisis" -- namely, being diagnosed with terminal cancer during the early months of pregnancy with her second child. She doesn't tell anybody -- not even her husband -- as she bravely goes about preparing her family for life without her. As a tale of mother love and self-sacrifice, it ranks right up there with "Stella Dallas," and it was the basis for the 1950 movie of the same name, a big-time weepie which (ironically or not) proved to be the final screen performance of Margaret Sullavan. It was also, apparently, the author's only book -- which leads to the somewhat morbid speculation that it might have been a veiled work of autobiography. (And for Lewis Carroll aficionados, there is a lovely evocation of "Alice in Wonderland" in the book's final scene.)

Title: No Sad Songs for Me

Author: Southard, Ruth

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) "Woods"

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj

Seller ID: 12426

Keywords: Cancer Pregnancy Mothers Family Life Sacrifice Movie Source