The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Episode 5,   Oct 19, 2023, 06:14 PM

Set against the backdrop of a New England farmhouse, "The Wind in the Rose-bush" is a haunting short story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, creating a chilling and thought-provoking narrative that continues to captivate. As the wind rustles through the rosebush outside, what might we discover inside.

Today, we're embarking on a haunting tale with Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, an American writer known for known for her contributions to New England regionalist literature. In this episode, we share Freeman’s short ghost story “The Wind in the Rose-bush," an eerie tale of that blends domestic life with the supernatural and considered one of her best stories. 

Places to Learn More About the Author
Looking for more on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s life and literary contributions? Here are four excellent resources to explore:
  1. A site entirely devoted to information and the works of the author.
  2. Discover details of her life and works at
  3. Some of her letters are housed at Loyola University Chicago along with other writers.
  4. Read about her and other important women on the New Jersey Women’s History Website.
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