The Constant Nymph – Margaret Kennedy

The Constant Nymph ALB

A novel about a circle of bohemian adults and children in the months following the death of their father and mentor, a brilliant but little-known English composer. 1924. 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

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 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

Invitation to Folly – Susan Ertz

Invitation to Folly ALB

A novel about a middle-age couple who, in the midst of their own marital problems, take in a widowed relative and her son, both of whom pose a danger to the already fragile household. 1953. Continue reading

After Noon – Susan Ertz

After Noon ALB

A novel about a man who, as a single parent, must reconcile himself to his daughters growing up and his own life becoming full again. 1926. 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