The Gown of Glory – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

A historical novel about a village minister, his family, and the everyday humor and drama of life in their small, adopted community. 1951. Continue reading

Tryst – Elswyth Thane

tryst-albA novel about a young woman who, as tenant of an English country house, becomes fixated on a room she’s not supposed to enter, and the man whose room it used to be. 1939. 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 Bespoken Mile – March Cost

The Bespoken Mile ALBA historical novel about a struggling dancer who unexpectedly inherits a house in the Scottish countryside, then astonishes everyone when she decides to make it her new home. 1959. 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

Kilcaraig – Annabel Carothers

Kilcaraig ALBA historical saga about a beautiful young woman who has a child out of wedlock, an event that affects her proud Scottish family for generations to come. 1982. Continue reading

An Important Family – Dorothy Eden

An Important Family ALBA historical novel about a lady companion who accompanies a troubled English family as they join the influx of social idealists settling New Zealand. 1982.  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

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

The Uninvited – Dorothy Macardle

The Uninvited ALBA gothic novel about a grown brother and sister who move into their dream house on the cliffs of Devonshire, in spite of warnings that the house is haunted by its previous occupants. 1941. Continue reading