Synopses & Reviews
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and administration, "Lost Orchard" brings together for the first time in print those who shared this exciting, vibrant community. Located in Clinton, New York, the college was founded in 1968 in singular times at the start of the second wave of feminism and in the midst of profound changes in American society. Kirkland was the last private women s college created in the United States, and also the last established coordinate college until its tumultuous takeover in 1978 by its partner, Hamilton College. Known for its innovative curriculum, Kirkland empowered young women, fostered independent thought, and pioneered academic disciplines, including American studies, environmental studies, media studies, and creative writing."