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

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

Minerva – Marion Chesney

Minerva ALBA Regency historical novel about a vicar’s daughter who is sent off to London to make her debut, with specific instructions to make a wealthy match and thereby help her debt-ridden family. 1982. 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

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

Brewster’s Millions – George Barr McCutcheon

Brewster's Millions ALB

A novel about a man who is tasked with spending every penny of a million dollar inheritance within a year. 1903. Continue reading

A Meaningful Life – L.J. Davis

A Meaningful Life ALB

A novel about a failed writer who wakes up one day and realizes his life has no meaning, so he goes in search of some. 1971.  Continue reading

The Brontes Went to Woolworths – Rachel Ferguson

The Brontes Went To Woolworths ALB

A short novel about a family of girls who, though beyond the usual age for make-believe, happily live in a world populated by their collective imaginings. 1931. Continue reading

Nonsense Novels – Stephen Leacock

Nonsense Novels ALB

A collection of humorous short stories that parody popular genres like the sleuth story, medieval tale of chivalry, tragic Russian romance, and paranormal mystery. 1911. Continue reading