Finished The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef. This book is geared toward tween and young adult readers. I was especially attracted by the cover which lead me to expect more information on the childhoods of the Brontes. But perhaps there is not very much recorded of that time. It's a very accessible biography for those who are interested in the lives of these women as they emerged as writers in a world dominated by men.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Finished Across the Years by Eleanor Porter. Porter's Pollyanna books are well known, but her others live in obscurity these days. This is a collection of short stories. The characters are elderly, or unappreciated, or lonely. When those around them open their eyes and realize their neglect events take a turn for the better. Many of the stories focus on what good intentioned family members think aging parents need vs. what aging parents truly want. A good study for anyone planning for their parents' golden years. This is a very gentle and old fashioned book. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading all that Porter wrote.