By Sally Cabot Gunning
Married for two decades to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the pains of being a whaler's spouse within the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their residence herself in the course of her husband's lengthy absences at sea, dwelling with the day-by-day uncertainty that Edward will easily no longer go back. And while her worst worry is discovered, she unearths herself doubly cursed. She is crushed by means of grief, and her estate and rights at the moment are legally within the fingers of her nearest male family member: her daughter's overbearing husband, whom Lyddie can't abide. Lyddie comes to a decision to problem either legislations and customized for regulate of her future, yet she quickly discovers the cost of her daring "war" for private freedom to be heartbreakingly dear.
Includes the attention-grabbing "story in the back of the tale" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a using travel of the village of Satucket.