A Life of Her Own
The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France
First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.
Chapter 1: A Tree That Died for Want of Sap
Chapter 2: Wolves in the Valley
Chapter 3: Tied Down on a Mule
Chapter 4: A Family Portrait
Chapter 5: Learning to Read
Chapter 6: They Died for Their Country
Chapter 7: And the Wind Would Carry Me Off Like a Bird
Chapter 8: Just As It Was in the Middle Ages
Chapter 9: Farewell, Joseph
Chapter 10: Thou Shalt Not Kill
Chapter 11: "It's When You Spits"
Chapter 12: Beware the Loose Woman
Chapter 13: Three Stories Plus One More
Chapter 14: One of Their Own
Chapter 15: Fatback and Wine-Soaked Bread
Chapter 16: The Story of Marie-Rose
Chapter 17: If I'd Been a Washerwoman Beside a Stream...
Chapter 18: "Joseph, You're a Thief!"
Chapter 19: A Second Family
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