The Web of Days – Edna Lee

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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 →

The World in the Evening – Christopher Isherwood

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A novel about a man in pre-WWII Europe and America who, while bedridden at his Quaker aunt’s house, reflects on his first marriage and the dissolution of his second. 1954. Continue reading →