Letters from Dollie is a very personal story about a talented writer and a free-thinking feminist who immigrated with her family from Ireland when she was 11 and matured into an adult in rural Oklahoma in the first half of the twentieth century. Dollie describes her life as young woman, office worker, wife and mother, much of it through her correspondence with her girlhood friend, Hazel Hippler, later McClary, of Pennsylvania. Dollie's eyewitness accounts bring a unique and personal perspective to American history of the 1920s, 30s and 40s and chronicle phenomena such as the influence of the Ku Klux Klan, the Oklahoma oil boom, and the poverty of farmers in the Dust Bowl.The wit and wisdom contained in Letters from Dollie provide insights into her relationship with Hazel and an opportunity to share the emotions and experiences of this bright and fascinating woman."
Joaquin Bowman is a retired transportation executive and teacher. He has published three books in his memoir series: Tadville, Suscipiat Dominus and, most recently, The Sam and Don Show - Lost Episodes. In addition he prepared two biographies for the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: Tom Hickey's India - 1945-1946, and Bill Topkis - Liberation of Nordhausen. In 2014 he co-produced Tom Hickey's Surviving the Great Depression and co-authored Words and Works with his wife Mary Ann. Mr. Bowman enjoys photography and has exhibited at several Bucks County shows. He is a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia and the Sons of the American Revolution. The couple has four children and nine grandchildren. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.