"Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors."—John F. Kennedy
Today in Literary History:
Alice B. Toklas died, at the age of eighty-nine. Toklas spent her last twenty-one years without Gertrude Stein, but with the same idiosyncratic devotion to Stein's genius as she had throughout their thirty-three years together. This did not protect her from those managing Stein's estate, and at eighty-seven she was evicted from the flat which the two had shared for decades.
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Book on my Radar:
Book I: The Mysterious Howling
by Maryrose Wood
Balzer + Bray (February 23, 2010)
Children's Fiction (Grades 4-6)
Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.
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