Bette Howland



Age: 80


Summary: novelist who wrote three well-regarded books in the 1970's and early 1980's, then faded from the literary scene only to be discovered recently when she drew on her relatives for her second book Blue in Chicago, the story of a working-class Jewish family that was variously described as nonfiction, an autobiography, a series of sketches, a novel, and a short-story collection, but the literary and art magazine A Public Space is making her novel Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage the first publication of its new book imprint in 2018.



Cause of Death: Complications from multiple sclerosis and dementia


Born: January 28, 1937


Died: December 13, 2017


Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma