persephone_shuttle_inside.jpgI've ordered four novels from the British publisher, Persephone Books, which specializes in 20th century novels written by neglected women authors. Each is wonderful reading and is published with a distinctive gray cover and a beautiful endpaper. Decidedly non-digital book selections but just what I'm hungering for.

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I'm currently reading one of Persephone's newest re-issues: The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett. If that name is familiar, it should be. Burnett is the author of one of my favorite books as a child, The Secret Garden. But she also wrote adult novels. The Shuttle, 504 pages long and first published exactly 100 years ago, is about… [more]