Love’s Shadow – Ada Leverson

Love's Shadow ALB

A comedic novel about a group of genteel London folk and their various hopes and grievances when it comes to love. 1908. Continue reading

The Midwife – Gay Courter

The Midwife ALBA historical novel about a young Jewish midwife in turn-of-the-century Russia and New York. 1981. Continue reading

A Fair Barbarian – Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Fair Barbarian ALBA novel about a young American woman who comes to visit her aunt in England, and the effect her unrefined candor has on the conservative inhabitants of the town. 1880. Continue reading

The Passing Bells – Phillip Rock

The Passing Bells ALBA historical saga centered around a household on an English estate in the months leading up to WWI and the difficult years of the war itself, when no member of the household above or below stairs goes unaffected. 1978. Continue reading

Cimarron – Edna Ferber

Cimarron ALB

A novel about the early settlers of the Oklahoma territory, focusing in particular on an adventure-seeking lawyer/newspaper man, as well as his wife who molds the rugged land into a home. 1929. Continue reading

Wish Her Safe at Home – Stephen Benatar

First published in 1984; reissued by the NYRB in 2010

A novel about a middle-aged woman who inherits a house and is thrilled by the prospect of a new life, but somehow lets her enthusiasm carry her a bit too far. 1984. Continue reading