Favours (A Five Year Sentence) – Bernice Rubens

Favours (A Five Year Sentence) ALB

A novel about a woman who intends to literally end her life after retiring, but instead finds herself locked into an obligation of pleasure fulfillment. 1978. Continue reading 

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The Web of Days – Edna Lee

The Web of Days ALB

A gothic historical novel about a Yankee governess who goes to work on a decaying plantation during the early Reconstruction period. 1947. Continue reading →

Wish Her Safe at Home – Stephen Benatar

First published in 1984; reissued by the NYRB in 2010

 

A novel about a middle-aged woman who inherits a house and is thrilled by the prospect of a new life, but somehow lets her enthusiasm carry her a bit too far. 1984. Continue reading →