Short Notices

Shorter reviews of selected neglected books worth rediscovering.


A Dream of Treason, by Maurice Edelman

June 2nd, 2012

A Honeymoon Experiment, by Margaret and Stuart Chase

August 7th, 2010

A Sunset Touch, by Moira Pearce

August 8th, 2012

A Taste of Sin, by R. V. Cassill (1955)

April 27th, 2014

A Time for Paris, by George Goodman

December 7th, 2008

Ambrosia and Small Beer, arranged by Christopher Hassall

April 4th, 2014

Americans in Glasshouses, by Leslie James

July 2nd, 2012

And Gladly Teach, by Bliss Perry

June 10th, 2007

At the Green Goose, by D. B. Wyndham Lewis

December 13th, 2013

Beyond the Stable State, by Donald Schon

March 8th, 2010

Blow the Man Down! A Yankee Seaman’s Adventures Under Sail, by James H. Williams

May 20th, 2013

Brown Face, Big Master, by Joyce Gladwell

November 6th, 2011

Catching Up: The Dogs by Ivan Nazhivin; Mary’s Country, by Harold Mead; My Hey-Day, by Virginia Faulkner

February 24th, 2008

Complete Cheerful Cherub, by Rebecca McCann (1932)

August 19th, 2014

Cook’s Ingredients, from Reader’s Digest Home Handbooks

January 3rd, 2009

Death and the Good Life, by Richard Hugo

March 20th, 2011

Death Sty: A Pig’s Tale, by Raymond Cousse

January 8th, 2012

Diary of a Self-Made Convict, by Alfred Hassler

November 27th, 2011

Digging into the Popular Libary at the Montana Valley Book Store

August 14th, 2011

Dormitory Women, by R. V. Cassill (1954)

June 1st, 2014

Endless River, by Felix Riesenberg

December 2nd, 2012

Erasmus of Rotterdam, by Stefan Zweig

May 1st, 2014

Events Leading Up to the Comedy, by Elliott Nugent

September 2nd, 2012

Everybody Slept Here, by Elliott Arnold

January 8th, 2007

Found in an ex-Library: “The Pomp of Power” by Anonymous

December 13th, 2007

Fred Allen’s Letters

October 22nd, 2011

Gentleman Overboard by Herbert Clyde Lewis

July 1st, 2009

Gog, by Giovanni Papini

March 27th, 2014

Happy Moscow, by Andrey Platonov

September 14th, 2008

He Feeds the Birds, by Terence Ford (1950)

July 22nd, 2014

Hizzoner the Mayor, by Joel Sayre

June 9th, 2013

Honk if You Love Boise Hafter, by John Wallace

June 28th, 2009

I am Jonathan Scrivener, by Claude Houghton

October 15th, 2007

I Travel by Train, by Rollo Walter Brown

October 9th, 2010

If Everybody Did, by Jo Ann Stover

September 26th, 2008

In Morocco, by Edith Wharton

December 18th, 2010

In Search of In Search of Myself, by Hans Natonek

November 3rd, 2012

In Search of Myself, by Hans Natonek

January 3rd, 2014

In the Land of Pain, by Alphonse Daudet, translated by Julian Barnes (2002)

July 4th, 2014

In the Mill, by John Masefield

August 26th, 2007

Inside, Looking Out, by Harding Lemay

June 3rd, 2007

It Was Like This, by Anne Goodwin Winslow (1949)

July 7th, 2014

Khufu’s Wisdom, by Naguib Mahfouz

December 7th, 2008

Kingdom on Earth, by Anne Brooks

April 1st, 2013

Life of Campestris ulm, the Oldest Inhabitant of Boston Common, by Joseph Henry Curtis

July 19th, 2011

Lilly’s Story, by Ethel Wilson

September 11th, 2012

Little Apple, by Leo Perutz

March 3rd, 2013

Lord Bellinger: An Autobiography, by Harry Graham

July 22nd, 2013

Molinoff, or, The Count in the Kitchen, by Maurice Bedel

June 14th, 2010

Mr. Bremble’s Buttons, by Dorothy Langley

August 14th, 2010

My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson by George Thompson

March 1st, 2012

Naked Morning, by R. V. Cassill

March 30th, 2014

Night School, by R. V. Cassill (1961)

August 11th, 2014

One Neglected Writer on Another: Stefan Zweig, Great European, by Jules Romains

June 28th, 2008

Overlooked, by Maurice Baring

April 25th, 2011

P. A. L., by Felix Riesenberg

August 26th, 2012

Passing Strangers, by Felix Riesenberg

January 4th, 2013

People in Cages, by Helen Ashton

January 25th, 2009

Perdita, Get Lost, by Alan R. Jackson

August 31st, 2009

Philosopher’s Holiday, by Irwin Edman

January 25th, 2014

Reach to the Stars, by Calder Willingham

November 19th, 2009

Remember When We Had a Doorman?, by Josephine Lawrence

September 20th, 2009

Short Drive, Sweet Chariot, by William Saroyan

August 7th, 2009

Sideman, by Osborn Duke

March 8th, 2009

Six of Them, by Alfred Neumann

February 18th, 2007

Straight and Crooked Thinking, by Robert H. Thouless

April 18th, 2010

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching, by Henry C. Barkley

December 5th, 2010

Suds in Your Eye, by Mary Lasswell

October 10th, 2009

Sunwise Turn: A Human Comedy of Bookselling, by Madge Jemison

August 20th, 2013

The Actor’s Life: Journals 1956-1976, by Charlton Heston

September 4th, 2008

The Bachelors, by Henri de Montherlant

January 21st, 2012

The Big Drag, by Mel Heimer

November 24th, 2013

The Coin of Carthage, by Bryher

March 24th, 2011

The Conquest of Rome, by Matilde Serao

February 16th, 2014

The Cook, by Harry Kressing

August 3rd, 2013

The Court of Charles IV, by Benito Pérez Galdós

January 2nd, 2013

The First Bus Out, by Eugene Löhrke

March 4th, 2012

The Gang’s All Here, by Harvey Smith

September 7th, 2009

The History and Social Influence of the Potato, by Redcliffe N. Salaman

August 25th, 2010

The Hungering Shame, by R. V. Cassill

April 20th, 2014

The Innocents at Cedro: A Memoir of Thorstein Veblen and Some Others, by R. L. Duffus

November 1st, 2012

The Job Hunter

September 26th, 2010

The Long Walk of Samba Diouf, by Jerome and Jean Tharaud

February 11th, 2007

The Major, by David Hughes (1964)

June 22nd, 2014

The Man Who Carved Women from Wood, by Max White

November 7th, 2012

The Peabody Sisters of Salem, by Louise Hall Tharp

September 22nd, 2007

The Persians Are Coming, by Bruno Frank

June 15th, 2013

The Pork Butcher, by David Hughes (1984)

August 3rd, 2014

The Prisoners, by Orhan Kemal

May 6th, 2013

The Private Twilight of Jacko Tate, by Eugene George

December 1st, 2010

The Red Monarch, by Yuri Krotkov

May 29th, 2012

The Rules of the Game, by Georges Simenon

May 24th, 2009

The Shadow Riders, by Isabel Paterson

March 24th, 2008

The Simmons Papers, by Philipp Blom

March 2nd, 2014

The Toady’s Handbook, by William Murrell

September 15th, 2013

The Very Strange and Exact Truth, by Ben Piazza

May 23rd, 2010

The Violet Dots, by Michael Kernan

March 5th, 2011

The Whale and the Grasshopper and Other Fables, by Seumas O’Brien

August 16th, 2011

The Widowmaker, by M. Fagyas

November 9th, 2011

The Wife Next Door, by R. V. Cassill (1959)

June 15th, 2014

The Wonder-Worker, by Dan Jacobson

May 21st, 2010

The Wound of Love, by R. V. Cassill

March 9th, 2014

The Young Person’s Complete Guide to Crime, by C. G. L. Du Cann

October 24th, 2013

Transport, by Isa Glenn

October 18th, 2009

Twin Beds, by Edward Salisbury Field

February 20th, 2011

Wait for Mrs. Willard, by Dorothy Langley

August 22nd, 2010

William Blake in This World, by Harold Bruce

September 28th, 2008

Worth Remembering: Books by Some of My UW Professors

November 26th, 2011

Wrinkles, by Charles Simmons

January 9th, 2009