Janet Ayer Fairbank

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General Information

Name: Janet Ayer Fairbank

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1878 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1951

Illinois Connection

Janet Ayer was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was elder sister to author Margaret Ayer Barnes.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet attended private schools before enrolling at the University of Chicago. Janet Ayer was married to Kellogg Fairbank, a lawyer, to whom she bore three children. Fairbank joined the women’s suffrage movement, and became incresingly involved in political matters.

During WW I she joined the Progressive Party and the National Defense committees, and she also performed valuable hospital work in Chicago.

Published Works

  • The Cortlandts of Washington Square, University of California Library, 1922
  • The Smiths, Bobbs Merrill, 1925
  • Idle Hands, Bobbs Merrill, 1927
  • The Lion's Den, Arrowsmith, 1931
  • The Bright Land, Arrowsmith, 1934
  • Rich Man. Poor Man, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1936

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Cortlandts of Washington Square

Release Date: 1922-01-01

The Smiths

Release Date: 1925

Idle Hands

Release Date: 1927

Rich Man, Poor Man

Release Date: 1936

Literary Awards

External Links

Janet Ayer Fairbank on WorldCat

Janet Ayer Fairbank on Amazon


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