[jessamyn west, quaker author]

quotes & pictures

"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."

picture of JW

"We want facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions."

picture of JW

"It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."

picture of JW

"A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself."


Welcome to my small Jessamyn West page. Yes, my name is also Jessamyn West. I am also a fan of Jessamyn West's writing, and in fact her entire outlook on life. When I was in fifth grade, we had an assignment to "write to someone famous" I wrote to her, to ask her where she got her name from. She wrote me back a very engaging and thoughtful letter telling me the story of her name. We corresponded back and forth a few times after that, and I was taken by her charm and friendliness, considering that I was just some random eleven year old.This is a page for celebrating her spirit and determination and providing a non-commercial portal to her works and news and information about her online. It's in its nascent state so please bear with me. Thanks for visiting.


Books by Jessamyn West

The Friendly Persuasion
A Mirror for the Sky
The Witch Diggers
Cress Delhanty
Love, Death and the Ladies Drill Team
To See the Dream
Love is not What You Think
South of the Angels
A Matter of Time
Leafy Rivers
Except for Me and Thee
Crimson Ramblers of the World, Farewell
Hide and Seek
The Secret Look
The Massacre at Fall Creek
The Woman Said Yes
The Life I Really Lived
Double Discovery
The State of Stony Lonesome
Collected Stories of Jessamyn West
The Chilekings [previously released as "Little Men"]

Links to Jessamyn West on the Web...

Selected reviews

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Jessamyn West
[1968 - ]