Readers familiar with Margaret Millar’s suspense novels, will immediately recognize her style and language in Wives and Lovers. (Just yesterday I discussed Vanish in an Instant, another volume in the Syndicate reprint series.)
“It was a shoebox of a room, with the ceiling pressed down on it like a lid, and Gordon and herself, two mis-mated […]
A new Friday fugue, concluding this week, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. (Previous weeks can be viewed here, here and here, if you’re keen.)
Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013) “Her […]
Sydney Taylor’s More All-of-a-Kind Family (1954) Dell Publishing, 1967
The third volume in Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family series is everything that is promised in the title: More.
More years for the children, who now range in age as follows: Ella, 15; Henriette (Henny), 13; Sarah, 11; Charlotte, 9; Gertie, 7; and Charlie, 3.
More about Jewish culture: […]
Edward Eager’s Half Magic (1954) Illus. N.M. Bodecker Harcourt Brace & Company, 1985
Countless times, I borrowed the school library’s copy of this book but, to be honest, I don’t remember which, if any, of its sequels I read.
I do know that I borrowed some of them, too, when Half Magic was on loan […]
William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies (1954) This was the last of my four reads for Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, so if you are one of the many people who complain about having had to read The Lord of the Flies in school, just imagine reading it for the first time in the final wee hours of […]
If Oprah had had a bookclub in 1954, she would have chosen Ethel Wilson’s Swamp Angel.
And I say this because, despite the ongoing debate amongst booklovers about the significance of Oprah’s Bookclub, she has featured many of my favourite writers (e.g. Jane Hamilton, Ursula Hegi, Rohinton Mistry, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Isabel Allende, Carson […]