01 June 2015

Passion Over Reason in a Bland Bachelor's Lap

The Unreasoning Heart
Constance Beresford-Howe
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1946
235 pages

This review, revisited and revised, now appears in my new book:
The Dusty Bookcase:

A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
Available at the very best bookstores and through

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  1. I am intrigued by your fine posting, and when you use the word "unusual," you said enough to send me looking for a copy of the book.
    BTW, Crimes in the Library, suspended for a while, has been reactivated, and I invite you to visit and comment now and in the future.

    1. I'm with you, R.T, always at the ready to at the very least pick up a book someone describes as "unusual".

  2. I had a hard cover illustrated copy of Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly many years ago and am trying to locate another copy. Does anyone know who did the illustrations? It was published by Dodd Mead & Co.