“The Bell in the Fog” by Gertrude Atherton

Like many of the early female authors, Gertrude Atherton was a suffragist, a prolific writer whose works fall into a variety of genres and forms, and she lived long enough to see a silent film made from one of her novels (Black Oxen). Like her contemporary Emma Frances Dawson, she spent most of her life in Northern California, where she had a tempestuous friendship with Ambrose Bierce.

As you’ll see from our introduction, “The Bell in the Fog” made it far enough along in the editing process that we had already written the bio for the beginning of it, and we were sorry to lose this one.