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From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse

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Variousandolive Beaupre Miller

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fifth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for lit…

That Mother-in-Law of Mine

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Here we were, only a month married, and spending our honeymoon at a most charming summer resort, where there was no excuse for getting out o…

The Old Peabody Pew

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Kate Douglas Wiggin

A sweet, old fashioned Christmas romance set in an old New England meeting house. (Summary by Maria Therese)

The Ordeal of Elizabeth

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An unforgettable family saga which revolves around the beautiful young Elizabeth. Elizabeth is orphaned and raised by her spinster aunts. As…

Peggy Raymond's Way (or Blossom Time At Friendly Terrace)

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Harriet Lummis Smith

In this fifth and (as far as is known) final volume of Peggy Raymond and her Friendly Terrace entourage, we find the Girls winding down from…

Elsie's New Relations

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Martha Finley

In this ninth book in the classic Elsie Dinsmore series, the family finishes their summer at the seaside and returns to Ion. The narrative t…

The Art of Conversation: Twelve Golden Rules

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Josephine Turck Baker

Many of us find it challenging to speak to other people, for various reasons. Some of us are afraid of being called a bore. Others are worri…

Dad's Trip to Brisbane (from Our New Selection)

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Steele Rudd

Chapters XV through XIX of "Our New Selection" "The wheat was in, and Dad decided to take a trip to Brisbane. For seven or ei…

The Little Minister

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J. M. Barrie

Before "Peter Pan" came "The Little Minister", J.M. Barrie's first published novel. This is not a children's book, but r…

The Cinder Pond

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Carroll Watson Rankin

Years ago, a manufacturer built a great dock, jutting out from and then turning parallel to the shore of a northern Michigan town. The facto…

The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea

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Laura Lee Hope

This is the 11th in the original series of books about the Bobbseys -- two sets of twins in one family, solving mysteries and having adventu…

Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper

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T. S. Arthur

Is housekeeping such a trial? Mrs. Smith thinks so and confesses all in this merry account of her escapades and near disasters! (Summary by …

Elsie at Nantucket

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Martha Finley

Elsie and her family travel to Nantucket Island to spend the summer. The Raymond children and others learn important lessons. After a deligh…

The Birds' Christmas Carol (version 2)

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Kate Douglas Wiggin

Born on Christmas Day, little Carol Bird is a gentle soul who touches every life around her. Despite physical illness, Carol is loved by eve…

Java Head

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Joseph Hergesheimer

Java Head is a novel of the American merchant marine at the beginning of the great clipper ship era. It is laid in Salem, when that city was…

Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove

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Laura Lee Hope

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue were featured in a series of 20 books for young children published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-193…

The Egoist

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George Meredith

The Egoist is a tragi-comical novel by George Meredith published in 1879. The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patte…

Concerning Isabel Carnaby

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Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler and Edith Henrietta Fowler

Isabel Carnaby returns from India. She starts looking for a place in upper class British society. At the begining, people are sceptical of h…

The Giant-Killer - or the Battle Which All Must Fight

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Charlotte Maria Tucker

Ten year old twins. Constantine and Adolphus are chagrined to be shipped off to a private tutor in the country. Their lot appears worse when…

Our Little English Cousin

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Blanche Mcmanus

This delightful little book is another in the "Our Little Cousin" series that offered American children insight into what their yo…

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