Just a quick note to tell you my latest (after Harry) reading and forage finds at Borders, Books-a-Million, and Barnes!
The River Wife by Jonis Agee is a beautifully written and interesting tale. Ms. Agee was inspired by an actual occurrence that took place in the early 1800's in the Mid-West. An earthquake caused a young girl to be crushed and trapped under a house beam in her bed...her family deserted her...the river waters near her house began to rise threatening to drown her...and a handsome French trapper serendipitiously finds and rescues her. She becomes his wife and starts a family legacy. Her future great granddaughter (in law) pregnant in the 1930's finds her journals and mysterious things happen. It's a really good book which I strongly recommend.
Another Jane Austen treasure book!! The Jane Austen Miscellany by Lesley Bolton is so pretty, so ruffled edged, so delicately illustrated, and chockful of our dear Jane's charming quips....it's impossible to leave out of your library. Austen fans will love it. Anyone will love having the little book. I can see some darling tiny samplers with quotes from Jane.
Then, American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever is new for my non-fiction read this summer. It chronicals "..lives, ...loves, ...work," of such American authors as: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. It's a fairly slim volume, and interesting. Susan Cheever is a great writer.