Stephen Davenport, Author
"Some are called to work in schools.
Some are called to write. Davenport is called to both."
– Annie Dillard
Miss Oliver’s School for Girls, a boarding school on the edge of the Connecticut River, is a fiercely feminist place, a world apart, where anything can happen.
Book One, Saving Miss Oliver’s: a young, male school administrator naively accepts the headship of the school after the dismissal of the beloved headmistress who had been in office for thirty-five years. The best way to be loyal to her is to be disloyal to him.
Book Two, No Ivory Tower: The feisty young headmistress fights back against an angry right wing talk show host who tries to bring the school down. Read more
Book Three, The Encampment: Everything changes for the headmistress, her daughter and her daughter’s roommate when a homeless Iraq war vet, made dangerous by post-traumatic stress disorder, comes into their lives.