Mazo de la Roche’s Mary Wakefield (1949)

2017-07-14T15:28:52+00:00

There were “few openings for women in the nineties” and, so, Mary Wakefield is forced to consider work as a governess in the 1890s. She is fortunate, in fact, that Ernest Whiteoak is seeking a governess for his brother’s young son (nine years old) and daughter (seven years old). Their mother

Mazo de la Roche’s Mary Wakefield (1949) 2017-07-14T15:28:52+00:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957)

2017-07-20T17:41:47+00:00

When I first peeked into the Jalna books, I discovered that Mazo de la Roche's biographers depended heavily upon Ringing the Changes, her autobiography, which I was pleased to find in the library. It's that kind of old book whose pages have been turned so often that they are softer

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957) 2017-07-20T17:41:47+00:00

Margaret Millar’s An Air that Kills (1957; 2016)

2017-02-24T17:02:31+00:00

Because so many of Margaret Millar's novels consider married couples - often at the point in which the relationship is strained, if not fractured - one wonders about her relationship with Ken Millar (better known as Ross MacDonald, who also wrote mysteries). Did they squabble like Esther and Ron do

Margaret Millar’s An Air that Kills (1957; 2016) 2017-02-24T17:02:31+00:00

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Three)

2017-07-24T14:23:15+00:00

The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Three) 2017-07-24T14:23:15+00:00

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Two)

2016-09-12T13:54:08+00:00

The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Two) 2016-09-12T13:54:08+00:00