And Ladies of The Club is a novel about a group of women in the mid-1800s. 50 years of writing by Helen Hooven Santmyer, the book was published when she was 88 years old. The novel spans 3 generations, starting with Anne Gordon and Sally Rausch who are recent graduates of the Waynesboro Female College when the book begins. This book is one of those that pulls you in to the characters' lives - so much so, that by mid-novel, I ended up dreaming every night that I lived in Waynesboro and wore long dresses as I went to "call" on my friends. If you want to escape normal life for a few days, pick up this book and let it pull you in!
Life with Father, by Clarence Day is a humorous autobiographical book written shortly after his father passed away. In the novel, Father is impatient and unforgiving of poor behavior from the gardner to his children. But Day tells the stories in a way that makes you fall in love with his father and wish to know him personally. This is another "oldie" - published in 1935. It's one that will make you smile every page that you turn!
Everyone knows about Jeeves - the brilliant butler who knows everything. But if you want to really appreciate his brilliance, pick up one of P.G. Wodehouse's novels in the
Wooster & Jeeves series.
Bertie Wooster is a rich young gentleman who "has known someone who once worked". His "what-ho"s and "abbreviations of words make for hilarious reading. Bertie finds himself in impossible situations that Jeeves can always find a way out of.
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