Sanguinetti wrote many unpublished short stories and novels over the course of her long career, beginning with Thorland’s Son, a novel she produced for Dr. Hudson Strode’s creative writing course at the University of Alabama in the mid-1940s, and continuing into the 1980s-1990s. Below are complete manuscripts for a few of these pieces.
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Mothers and Daughters
Set in the mid-late 1980s, the novel deals with the relationship between widowed mother Cordelia Newman and her only daughter, Elspeth. It tackles with humor Cordelia’s anxieties about her standing in the community and her ham-fisted interventions in Elspeth’s dalliance with a writer who also happens to be a Yankee. Like her first novel, The Last of the Whitfields, it is set in fictional Ashton, Georgia. 285 pgs.
Set in the mid 1970s, this dramatic novel features as its protagonist a young woman named Hadley Bickley, of fictional Greenleaf, Alabama. It centers on 17-year-old Hadley’s affair with Oliver Eubanks, the 41-year-old son of a prominent local politician. 258 pgs.
Call Back Yesterday
This novel, written in the 1990s, is a romance set in the 1920s in fictional Ashton, Georgia. It chronicles the life and relationships of Thea Aaker, a young woman from Norway, as she learns about life in the U.S. South and falls in love with Oliver Whitfield, a brother to the patriarch of The Last of the Whitfields. 402 pgs.
Part I: Innocence
Part II: Of Time and Fear
Part III: “…A Ever Flowing Stream…”
“The Lord Shall Descend From Heaven with a Shout”
This short story, written and set in the early 1970s, deals with a daughter’s return to her Southern hometown at the death of her father and the changes she found there. 25 pgs.