A Return to the Past: Domesticity, Homesteads, and Crafts

I’ve become a little obsessed with ordering books online, especially if I can trade them for books that I own but am willing to part with.  I love having my own copy of a book so I can underline and make notes in it, because almost everything I read now informs my dissertation research. One... Continue Reading →

Literary Wives: A Reliable Wife

I picked up A Reliable Wife (2009) by Robert Goolrick expecting a story similar to the charming children's book Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985) by Patricia MacLachlan.  The first few pages threatened to deliver just such a story.  I anticipated this, hoping that the anxious man, Ralph Truitt, waiting on the train platform, would find... Continue Reading →

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