Johnston, Mary

Johnston, Mary,

1870–1936, American novelist, b. Buchanan, Va. Her books combine romance with history. She is chiefly remembered for To Have and to Hold (1900), a story of colonial Virginia, and its successor, Audrey (1902). Her other novels include two Civil War stories, The Long Roll (1911) and Cease Firing (1912); The Great Valley (1926); and Miss Delicia Allen (1932).
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Jane is also survived by her devoted sisters, Margaret (Johnston) Mucci and Joan (Johnston) Pasquinelli; she was also the sister of Thomas Johnston, Mary Johnston, Nora (Johnston) Hayes, Dorothy (Johnston) Connolly and John Johnston, all of whom predeceased her.
Bridesmaids were Laura Leighton Blair, Lindsay Newhall Benvenutti, Karol Jordan Conaway, Ivy Catherine Davis, sister-in-law of the bride Holly Sarah Hosford, Tracy Allen Johnston, Mary Claire Martin, Melissa Lee Morrison, Sarah Elizabeth Silokis, and Ashley Elizabeth Sigman.
The seven chapters of the book provide an impressive range of sensitive readings of such diverse Irish writers as: Evelyn Conlon, Claire Mackey, Jennifer Johnston, Mary Dorcey, Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Molly Keane, Edna O'Brien, Deidre Madden, Mary Lavelle, Kate O'Brien, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Kathleen Ferguson, Christina Reid, Anne Devlin, Briege Duffaud, Eavan Boland, Mary Beckett, Polly Devlin, Mary Morrissy, Anne Crone, Paula Meehan, and Mary Lavin, among others.
Linden Peach considers selected novels by Glenn Patterson and Robert McLiam Wilson; Seamus Deane and Joseph O'Connor; Jennifer Johnston, Mary Leland, and Linda Anderson; Brian Moore and John McGahern; Emma Donoghue and Kathleen Ferguson; Dermot Bolger; Roddy Doyle and Mary Morrissy; Patrick McCabe and William Trevor; and John Banville and Bernard MacLaverty; the critical readings offered here are, therefore, necessarily compressed.
Members Sid Metcalfe, David Winter, Norman Johnston, Tony Metcalfe, Jean Johnston, Mary Wynne, Peter McLaughlin, Elizabeth Neilson and Stan Wynne received their award and pounds 100 each in vouchers at the national final in Birmingham.
In the new season, he is likely to be riding principally for Johnston, Mary Reveley and Tim Easterby as well as Milton Bradley.
Canadian Presbyterians in attendance included: Blair Bertrand, Michael Caveney, Cho Sook Ja, Glen Davis, John Johnston, Mary Moorhead, Muhn Ka Ja, Marjorie Ross and Pok Young Ryu.
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