Monthly Archives: November 2012

Carol By Frieda Friedman

In a completely different context, I have recently been reading about how a combination of post-World War II affluence, fear of being bombed into oblivion, and the Eisenhower Interstate highway system facilitated the flight of the middle class from the … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Working At Love By Judy Baer

If it were up to me, I’d be on my way to the beautician’s right this minute to copy the spikey, Billy Idol-inspired look of this week’s cover model onto my own head. Sadly, the amount of peroxide it would … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

To Nick From Jan By Julie Campbell Tatham

Background: When doing some fact-checking for last month’s Whitman extravaganza, I came across a reference to this stand-alone (non-series) title by everyone’s favorite series author, Julie Campbell Tatham. Enticingly described as sharing a lot of similarities with Campbell’s flagship Trixie … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Pretty Ones By Dorothy Eden

Background: It has been theorized that, cinematically, the Gothic genre had a revival in the 1940s due to World War II:  stories targeting the anxiety of women marrying men they barely knew or husbands returning home from the war “not … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments