Favourite Book(s) #22 – And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

51Eu6xToXdL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_This was a book that was selected to be a book club read. I bought the hard backed version because it was the only one available online at a reasonable price – the book comprises of 1176 pages and is an ideal door stop should you not like the book! Given this series is about my favourite books it sits on my bookshelves and has survived many book culls!

The book is set in Ohio between 1868 and 1932 and reviews the town’s changes through the political sphere, culture and social changes through the eyes of the women of the literary club.

Given that I had opted for the hardback it was way too heavy to read on my various commutes and was reserved for bed reading, I managed to read the book in two months and even that was quicker that most people in the group.

I have one more book by the same author, Herbs and Apples which I picked up about a decade ago from Hay on Wye, alas that book has sat on my to be read pile for the whole of that time!

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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