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*****= An all-time favorite
****Parnassus on Wheels
by Christopher Morley
Reviewed December 11, 2005.
The Akadine Press,
Available at Sembach Library (F MOR).
Stand-out 2005 (#4, Light-hearted Fiction)
This novel is old-fashioned and utterly delightful, perfect for anyone who loves to read.
Helen McGill tells us right away that she never expected to be an author. Her brother Andrew was the author in the family. He managed to write a bestseller about the farming life, but his dedication to the farming life was never the same. “And all the time I was counting eggs and turning out three meals a day, and running the farm when Andrew got a literary fit and would go off on some vagabond jaunt to collect adventures for a new book.”
One day, a
man shows up with
a horse pulling a cartload of books, labeled “Roger Mifflin’s
Parnassus.” He travels around the
countryside, selling people books to spice up and enrich their lives. Well, Roger Mifflin had taken it into his
head to give up bookselling and write about his adventures. He was offering his
infuriated by his
plan. She was sure Andrew would buy it
and go off on another adventure, leaving her to do all the work on the
farm. One thing led to another, and Helen
decided to buy the
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