Fiction Friday: Chapter 9

Read previous chapters of View from the Pepper Tree here.   Chapter 9 Leda wonders how her mother had ever dealt with the difficulties of raising so many children alone. Caring for Walt, his body weak and infant-like, reminds her of caring for a child. He cannot not roll over or sit up. He can... Continue Reading →

Someone at a Distance: A Treasure from the Grave of Library Basement Obscurity

Someone at a Distance (1953) by Dorothy Whipple (1893-1966) is about a wife who is strong and smart in the face of her husband’s extreme stupidity.  Sound familiar?  If you’re married, it should.  Whether you’re male or female, the marriage relationship (or any committed relationship) requires sacrifice, forgiveness, patience, and understanding. Main character, Ellen, possesses... Continue Reading →

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