Seattle – Charlotte Paul

Seattle ALBA historical saga about a Norwegian family and the empire they successfully build in early 20th century Seattle. 1986. 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

Love – Elizabeth von Arnim

Love ALB

A novel about a younger man who pursues an older widow, much to the chagrin of their friends, family, and society in general. 1925. Continue reading

The Feast – Margaret Kennedy

The Feast ALB

A novel about a group of people at a cliffside hotel on the Cornish coast in the days leading up to the hotel’s destruction. 1949. Continue reading

Lucy Carmichael – Margaret Kennedy

Lucy Carmichael ALBA novel about a young woman who, after being jilted at the altar, goes to work at an art institute in a Lincolnshire industrial town, where she meets an eclectic group of people and begins to build a new life for herself. 1951. 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

Katherine Wentworth – D. E. Stevenson

Katherine Wentworth ALB

A novel about a young widow who struggles to raise her three children wisely, in the face of financial limitations, family interference, and her own possible needs for happiness. 1964. 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