There’s plenty to like and plenty to dislike about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
*** BOOK: The Cat Who Went to Heaven AUTHOR: Elizabeth Coatsworth YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1930 REVIEW: *** This fable concerning a cat, an impoverished artist, and an old housekeeper, which won the Newbery Medal for excellence in children’s literature in 1931, is not about the afterlife, or about comforting a child after the loss of … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves:
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
*** NOVEL: The Truth About Unicorns AUTHOR: Bonnie Jones Reynolds YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1972 REVIEW: *** In these crazy times, I’ve been reading formulaic mystery novels for comfort. There aren’t too many surprises to be found here: the attractive young people aren’t the guilty parties, and they will find love once all misunderstandings (personal and … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: The Truth About Unicorns
*** NOVEL: Rose Cottage AUTHOR: Mary Stewart YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1997 REVIEW: *** There are a great many books that depict English villages as full of sinister activity and populated by murderers, blackmailers, and nasty writers of poison pen letters. Miss Marple’s home of St. Mary Mead (described in various Agatha Christie novels) as William … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Rose Cottage
What’s particularly interesting about this mystery novel is the fact that it was written by an English professor at Columbia University, Carolyn Heilbrun.