Originally published as a series of individual stories in 20th century magazines, this book shares the lifestyle of the Birdwells, a Quaker family. How does a family committed to peace respond to and survive the Civil War? A charming investigation of a unique way of life and the challenges their convictions bring. Includes 16 reading group discussion questions. 217 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
Whether it's a gift parcel arriving on their doorstep or Confederate soldiers approaching their land, the Birdwells embrace life with emotion, conviction, and a love for one another that seems to conquer all. "The Friendly Persuasion" has charmed generations of readers as a classic tale of the American Midwest.