Tag Archives: 1957

Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown By Sylvia Tate

(Click here for information on the 2017 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Donna Parker On Her Own (#3) By Marcia Martin

This is living! This week, our Whitman Fall Classic checks in with Donna Parker, the heroine of Marcia Martin’s extremely pleasant series about Junior High life in the 1950s. The Plot: It is now early spring in the New York suburb … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, Oh Look I Made an FAQ This Year.  This year’s titles are… The … Continue reading

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Donna Parker, Special Agent (#2) By Marcia Martin

This week we’re continuing the series on girls’ series books published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Background: We left Donna Parker at the conclusion of the season at Camp Cherrydale, where she and her BFF Fredericka “Ricky” … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Donna Parker at Cherrydale (#1) By Marcia Martin

This week we’re continuing to look at the Girl’s Series published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. …Donna Parker, you have restored my shaken faith in the Whitman girls’ series machine! Background: It is my highly unscientific finding … Continue reading

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Trouble After School By Jerrold Beim

Background: The 1950s! Youth runs wild!  In Amesville, Anystate, USA, the eighth graders are starting a gang, and there will be pretzels and ice-skating for everyone! When Lee Emerson’s mom decides to seek fulfillment through working outside of the home, … Continue reading

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