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Border Healing Woman

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Border Healing Woman as told to Pat LittleDog. The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman, has enthralled readers since Border Healing Woman was first published in 1981. In this second edition, Pat LittleDog adds an epilogue to conclude the story, describing the mixed blessings that publicity brought to Jewel Babb before her death in 1991. University of Texas Press. Second edition, 1994; fifth printing, 2007. 5 7/8" by 9" softcover. 152 pages, including 7 pages of black and white photographs.

"This dry, harsh, spiny but heart-pulling country [of West Texas] is as much a part of this book as is Jewel Babb's non-conforming life. It gets off the highways... It is a strange and strong book about a strange and strong life."  Houston Post

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