Prospectus for the book; originally titled Life without Father: The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, Anne Tyler, and Other Contemporary Southern Women Novelists. Typed manuscript; 9pp., n.d.
1st draft, re-titled Coming of Age: The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, Anne Tyler, and Other Contemporary Southern Women Novelists. Typed manuscript with holograph corrections and some holograph pages interleaved; 279 pp., n.d.
2nd manuscript draft, dated January 1995, with cover letter to Ms. Pat Brown, Director and Editor of The Popular Press (1/4/95). Manuscript is still entitled Coming of Age . . . Typed manuscript with some holograph corrections; 299 pp., n.d.
3rd manuscript draft, dated June 1995. Two letters between the author and publisher are included, as well as a reader's report of the book. Typed manuscript with holograph corrections by the author; 286 pp., n.d.
4th manuscript draft, dated September 1995. Enclosed with two letters between author and publisher discussing revisions and a second copy of the reader's report from Folder 7. Typed manuscript with author's holograph corrections; 305 pp., n.d.
Unidentified draft, still entitled Coming of Age . . . Typed manuscript; 270 pp., n.d.
Four items of correspondence between Susan Kissel and her publisher concerning the final revisions of the book (dated between May and June, 1996). Also included are an index and material for the book jacket (summary of the book and a biographical sketch of the author)., n.d.
Corrected page proofs (called 1st galleys in the correspondence); 305 pp., n.d.
Index with author's corrections in blue pencil; 11 pp., n.d.