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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

by William Klaber

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber
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  • Published Feb 2015
    288 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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  • Bobbie D. (Boca Raton, FL)
    Joseph
    The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell is a well told piece of historical fiction that takes place in the 1800s. In many ways she reminds me of Lentl. They are strong women, ahead of their time, wanting to be free of the shackles that define a female, and to be able to follow their dreams. So, they set out, dressed as men. Lucy, or Joseph as she becomes, runs away from her family in Pennsylvania, leaving behind a young daughter and an abusive husband. Her violin and dance education serve her well. Her travels and hardships, her relationships with men and with other women, create a fascinating story. Her romantic attraction to women may have been caused by her harsh treatment from men in her life, or not! Indian raids, cold and hard winters and ignorant feelings toward the insane all contribute to this novel. Lucy was ahead of her time.
  • Tracy D. (Indianapolis, IN)
    The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
    I enjoyed this book. It is historical fiction but very timely because it deals with a woman disguising herself as man and the consequences of that action. The prejudice and indignities are still familiar. This would be a great book club read. I think those interested in LGBT fiction would like it also. Good read.
  • Rita Q. (Pittsfield, MA)
    The Rebellion of Lucy Lobdell
    Interesting topic depicting the ambitious determination of women seeking more in life than is typically "allowed" or expected. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it for my book club.
  • Gina B. (Lynnwood, WA)
    Great historical read!
    The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell transported me to a different time. This is not my usual fare - with the transgender subject matter – but the historical time period drew me in and I was pleasantly surprised. After finishing it, I realized that I had read something so powerful, touching and honest. Lucy's story is both heartbreaking and uplifting – her sharp wit and authenticity will make you appreciate every page of this beautiful and accurate portrayal of her struggle to find her place in society.
  • Cheryl P. (Lebanon, PA)
    The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
    What a woman! To fight for her individuality like she did was truly inspirational. She was knocked down so many times and came back fighting harder than before. The author did a wonderful job by taking parts of her factual history and making a story that will keep you turning the pages without delay. I had to keep wondering to myself - would of I have been that strong to break out of the normal suppressed life of a woman in that era to live a life that would bring me peace and happiness. A story that was begun to bring a better life for her and her daughter edged more into breaking the rules of society as seen by her peers of that time.
  • Dawn Z. (Canton, MI)
    Interesting historical fiction
    I read this book in just a couple of days, which means that I liked it. I found myself wanting to know more about Lucy/Joseph's childhood, but the book begins when she's leaving home in her early 20s. There are allusions to past events (a riot Lucy's father was involved in) that are not developed or spelled out, which was frustrating. I found it interesting and a bit frustrating that the author spent a great deal of time describing certain parts of Lucy/Joseph's life, but left out details about other parts.
  • Laurie H. (Stuart, FL)
    Lucy, Lucy
    What an interesting story! So many adventures that were closed to a woman that Lucy was able to take. A great read with thoughtful insights both male and female. I am a fan of historical fiction and this book is excellent.

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