An Analysis Of Irene Hunt's When Across Five Aprils

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Irene Hunt was born on May 18, 1907 in Pontiac, Illinois. The family soon moved to Newton, Illinois, when Hunt was only seven. Hunt's childhood was lonely, but she shared a special relationship with her grandfather who told her stories about the Civil War. The stories she heard from her grandfather became he story of Jethro in Across five Aprils. Hunt graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana to go to University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where she earned her M.A. In Illinois public schools, she was a teacher of English. After she retired in 1969, Hunt spent most of her time writing. It was at age fifty-seven that she published her first novel. When Across Five Aprils was published in 1965, it received much attention. The novel was
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