DON’T KNOCK UNLESS YOU’RE BLEEDING: Growing Up in Cold War Washington

At the height of their fame, Joseph and Stewart Alsop were household names. Syndicated columnists who reached 25 million readers at a time, they dined with the power brokers in Cold War Washington, from Presidents to spies, all the while cranking out columns, investigative stories, books, speeches and hundreds of letters. In Washington, information is Read More…

IN MY MOTHER’S HOUSE

Lydia Franklin, daughter of a prosperous New York banker, grows up in a house filled with shadows and secrets. By the time she marries George Webster and moves to Connecticut, she is a dutiful wife obsessed with forgetting her past, controlling her daughter Charlotte’s life, and vanquishing her personal demons. But Lydia’s deeply Read More…

ISLAND JUSTICE

 

Maggie Hammond goes to live in a small coastal village in New England when she inherits a Victorian house from her godmother. There she discovers an insular community closed to outsiders and jealous of its own secrets. Slowly but inexorably, Maggie becomes aware of a private curse that the townspeople are unable to conceal, Read More…

COUNTING ON GRACE

Inspired by a famous Lewis Hine photograph, Elizabeth Winthrop’s latest book is set in a Vermont mill town in 1910, when child labor was common, and a bright, eager girl had to struggle to receive an education. Against a backdrop of callous mill owners, national calls for labor reform, and a family that can barely Read More…

THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC

Winner of The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and The California Young Readers Medal.

Ten year old William can’t wait to play with the mysterious castle his housekeeper, Mrs. Phillips, has given him. For years she has been telling him about the old stone and wood model with its drawbridge, moat and the finger-high knight to Read More…

THE BATTLE FOR THE CASTLE

A Sequel to THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC

When William turns twelve, he wonders if Jason is still his best friend. In the past year, Jason has grown a foot while William is still a shrimp. When Jason challenges William to “jump the trains,” William is terrified. How else can he prove himself to Jason? Read More…

LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS

Illustrated by Jane Massey, Two Lions, 2015

A day of fun with Lucy and Henry. Delightful illustrations and simple, rhythmic text combine to make a wonderful first book about twins.

“Short, rhyming phrases combined with bright, toddler-friendly illustrations perfectly capture the bond of twins Lucy and Henry. They move through their morning together, but it’s Read More…