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 Young Clementina – D. E. Stevenson

A novel about a woman who is heartbroken when the love of her life unexpectedly marries her sister; years later, when they divorce, she’s asked to look after their daughter. 1935. Continue reading

Favours (A Five Year Sentence) – Bernice Rubens

Favours (A Five Year Sentence) ALB

A novel about a woman who intends to literally end her life after retiring, but instead finds herself locked into an obligation of pleasure fulfillment. 1978. Continue reading

The Third Miss Symons – F. M. Mayor

 A novella about a woman who is neither charming nor beautiful, whose temper alienates her from her large Victorian family, and who watches as her life passes her by. 1913.  Continue reading