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Edith Freund

Born: 1931
Died: 2008 in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Freund was born and raised in Peoria. She lived in Arlington Heights as an adult.

Biography: Edith Freund was a poet, Illinois historian and journalist. She was a reporter in Arlington Heights.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Edith Freund on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Chicago girls /
ISBN: 0671552384 OCLC: 12729355

Pocket Books, New York : ©1985.

Chicago girls :
ISBN: 0671502913 OCLC: 11089946

Poseidon Press, New York : ©1985.

Chicago in the gay nineties is vividly portrayed by this novel about two strong, vibrant women, one fabulously rich, the other wretchedly poor. Both struggle to gain independence and dignity despite the sexual discrimination of the times.