||Ancestors: A Family History
|William Maxwell. Ancestors: A Family History.|
One of the great novelists of the 20th century offers a warm appreciation of his ancestors without himself catching the genealogy bug. "I wish I had somehow given him [the family genealogist] a chance to say what it was that he hoped to gain for himself as he went about collecting facts having to do with births, deaths, and marriages of several generations of self-respecting, not very well-educated, for the most part devout men and women nobody has ever heard of."
--Hh219 13:43, 26 May 2007 (MDT)