When not writing about my characters populating Gilded Age Englewood, New Jersey,I herd goats, dream about the 1870’s and try (unsuccessfully) to control my dogs.
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LINK: America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today Tagged: Civil War fiction, historical fiction, opiate addiction, opium, The Novel
The rest of the day hung like a weight around Thankful’s neck. Poor young Lydia cried and suffered. Captain Markham came home from a few weeks in the field and was informed about Thankful’s surprising inattention to important household duties. Thankful poured coffee for the couple and it took everything…
WHAT IS IT ABOUT MIDDLEMARCH? George Eliot’s take on fatuous female authors (and more) in this article about Eliot’s goodness. “The author then describes the many literary offenses these fatuous females commit. They are incompetent at verisimilitude: ‘Their intellect seems to have the peculiar impartiality of reproducing both what they…