Books I’ve Known And Loved

When you write about post-Civil War America it’s impossible not to bump up against war wounds. John Weldon in The House on Tenafly Road is addicted to morphine, given his first dose in a Civil War hospital by well-meaning doctors trying to keep him comfortable before his eventual death–which never happens. He escapes in his…

Books I’ve Known And Loved

What a wild mix of science and spiritualism this book is! If you’re ever looking for ways to avoid growing up or getting married Mollie Fancher’s story will give you age-old ideas that work! Here’s what you do: Trip over something and begin to develop odd symptoms. Weird muscle spasms, paralysis, loss of appetite and…