Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Agatha of Little Neon
A book about nuns? This is one of my favorite books of late, and I loved what Maureen Corrigan of The Washington Post wrote in her review: Nuns have greatly diminished in number since the 60’s, and when they do make an appearance on screen, they are usually grim. The implication is that there must be something off about a woman who would choose that life. Claire Luchette's debut novel, Agatha of Little Neon, offers a counter-narrative to these portrayals. Agatha tells her story in … [Read more...] about Agatha of Little Neon
It was a chance encounter with a high-level Smithsonian Institution official at a luncheon held in Massachusetts that led the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks to the 147-year old skeleton of America’s greatest stud sire and champion thoroughbred. The life of that distinguished stallion, named Lexington in homage to his city of birth, provides both the imagined and true subject of Brooks’ newest historical novel, fittingly titled Horse. Horse transports readers to the racially … [Read more...] about Horse
Lady In Waiting
I became interested in Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, after watching the Netflix series The Crown. So when I discovered Lady Anne Glenconner’s book Lady in Waiting:My Life in the Shadow of the Crown, I was delighted. One morning at the beginning of 2019, Lady Anne Glenconner’s phone rang. Hello? “Lady Genconner? It’s Helena Bonham Carter.” The actress asked if she could visit Lady Anne who’d been lady in waiting to Princess Margaret for 30 years to get some insights … [Read more...] about Lady In Waiting
I adored this book. Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to … [Read more...] about Lost Cat