Dr. Barbara Ragan – “The Husband is a poignant, brutally honest critique”

Dr. Barbara Ragan writes, “The Husband is a poignant, brutally honest critique of the misuse of drugs to control student behavior in public schools and of the silencing of males regarding their relationships with women.  The refusal of many women to admit that men’s emotional attachments are as deep as their own has created a culture in America in which men and their feelings are often ignored or derided.  The protagonist in The Husband meets these problems along with a devastating physical illness head on with an amazing amount of restraint and self-reflection.  He successfully navigates his difficult pathway with the help of family and friends and, more importantly, God.”

Barbara Ragan has taught at several universities, most recently Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She retired from that institution in 2009, and currently resides in Kansas.  Her Ph.D. is in literature and literary criticism.  She is married to Steve Ragan and has three children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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