The Middle Ground – Lincoln Charles Burner

The Middle Ground ALB

A historical novel about an Appalachian community violently divided between North and South, and a young man caught in the middle of it all, while the earliest battles of the American Civil War are waged around them. 1979. Continue reading

The Handsome Road – Gwen Bristow

The Handsome Road ALBA historical novel about two women whose lives are changed by the American Civil War, and whose worlds repeatedly intersect, often in unexpected ways. 1949. Continue reading

Barren Ground – Ellen Glasgow

Barren Ground ALBA novel about a woman in turn-of-the-century Virginia who, after being jilted by her neighbor, must discover another means of making her life a success. 1925. Continue reading

Each Bright River – Mildred Masterson McNeilly

Each Bright River ALBA historical novel about a wealthy Southern woman who goes to the Oregon territory in search of her fiance, but not everything goes according to plan. 1950. Continue reading

Come Out of the Kitchen! – Alice Duer Miller

Come Out of the Kitchen! ALB

A novel about a man who rents a house for the season and keeps having problems with the servants, especially the particularly pretty cook. 1916. Continue reading

The Web of Days – Edna Lee

The Web of Days ALB

A gothic historical novel about a Yankee governess who goes to work on a decaying plantation during the early Reconstruction period. 1947. Continue reading

The River Witch – Marjorie McIntyre

The River Witch ALB

A novel about a head-strong young woman and her life and trials on the Missouri River in the mid-19th century. 1955. 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