Here you can explore reviews about Home Front Girl, plus excerpts from the book, and other writings not included in the book, such as a few samples of Joan’s poetry. You can also find out how Susan edited the “raw materials” — the actual journals.
From Friday, December 6, 1940
Here are some sample pages of her journals. Joan kept her diary entries in two-ring binders. The post-its at the top of the photo below are mine! I needed to mark where I wanted to transcribe or double-check passages.
Monday, April 24, 1939
As you can see in this journal entry from April 24, 1939, she doodled a picture of herself reading beneath a tree. Her little drawings festoon the entire diary and many are replicated in the Home Front Girl!
And in this section you can look at photos of Joan and her family and doodles she festooned her journals with. Enjoy!