Seen at the library...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
An e-mail conversation about women who stay with us long after a book is finished led to Nan recommending The Southwest Corner and the story of Marcia Elder to me. I requested it from my library, and when the book arrived I was thrilled with seeing this lovely first edition copy.
Do you remember when your library books looked like this inside the back cover?
And had lovely bookplates inside the front cover?
The illustrations, attributed to Robert Hallock, were wonderful. I found it interesting that in my library's vcatalog, Hallock's illustrations are referred to as "decorations." Here are two illustrations of Marcia Elder, herself, and another that's just lovely and peaceful to look at.
Originally from the East, Mildred Walker moved west and became known as "a prolific writer" who captured the "essence of rural north central Montana." You may read more about Ms. Walker here.