A Lady Quite Lost – Arthur Stringer

A novel about a jilted man who runs away to the Canadian wilderness, and the woman who accidentally disturbs his solitude. 1931. Continue reading

Home Port – Olive Higgins Prouty

Home Port ALBA novel about a young man who, after failing to save a fellow camp counselor, is compelled by guilt to abandon his own identity and live like a fugitive. 1947. Continue reading

The Rose-Garden Husband – Margaret Widdemer

The Rose-Garden Husband ALBA novel about a young librarian who, dreaming one day of a husband and a rose garden, soon finds herself with both in store–but reality is always more complicated than the dream. 1915. Continue reading

The Poet and the Donkey – May Sarton

The Poet and the Donkey ALBA novel about a lonely, aging poet who finds an unexpected muse to inspire his work: the neighbor’s donkey. 1969. Continue reading

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

Professor Preston at Home – Elizabeth Corbett

Professor Preston at Home ALBA novel about an aging professor who accidentally hits a woman with his umbrella, and as a result his life quickly changes—to something better than he ever imagined possible. 1957. Continue reading

Juniata Valley – Virginia Cassel

Juniata Valley ALB

A historical novel focusing on five families whose attempts at forging a life in the Pennsylvania wilderness are complicated by the dangers of the French and Indian War. 1981. Continue reading

My Lady Valentine – Octavia Roberts

My Lady Valentine ALB

A novel about an editor who sets out to prove that a poem that’s been submitted to his paper has not come from a man, but has in fact come from a woman. 1916. Continue reading

Hannah Bye – Harrison S. Morris

Hannah Bye ALB

A novel about a young Quaker woman whose best friend is led astray when a traveling salesman visits the community. 1920. Continue reading

The World in the Evening – Christopher Isherwood

The World in the Evening ALB

A novel about a man in pre-WWII Europe and America who, while bedridden at his Quaker aunt’s house, reflects on his first marriage and the dissolution of his second. 1954. Continue reading