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Friday, March 8, 2013

Honor Bright


The latest trend in literary fiction is the pre- and post-Bellum eras. Slavery, Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, and sewing are the hottest topics that almost guarantee a best seller. Add a character named Honor Bright, a female Quaker émigré from England struggling to hold onto beliefs in the free-state of Ohio, and you have a really engaging story. The Last Runaway (January 2013), Tracy Chevalier’s seventh literary offering, has all of this. And more.

Please click www.authorexposure.com to read my review of this well-written and intriguing novel.

 
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Study in Decline

Almost thirty years ago I lived for a time in a small carriage house on what was once a large farm in the heart of Chester County's prestigious horse country. I happened to drive past it a few days ago on my way to visit an old friend. It was sadly in disrepair and decline—its roof almost caving in, most of the doors and windows shattered and broken, its paint faded and peeling.

Very much like the carriage house in Louisa Hall's first novel, The Carriage House: A Novel which was just released yesterday by Scribner (a Division of Simon and Schuster, Inc.).

I read an advanced copy of this striking psychological drama about a family in decline--symbolized by the carriage house--last week. Please read my review of it on
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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:

the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
and 
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA
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For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,