Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Nell Stillman's road is not easy. When her boorish husband dies soon after they move to the small town of Harvester, Minnesota, Nell is alone, penniless yet responsible for her beloved baby boy Hillyard. Not an easy fate in small-town America at the beginning of the twentieth century. In the face of nearly insurmountable odds, Nell finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781571311115
Branch Call Number: Fiction Sullivan
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Good night, Mister Wodehouse


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Sep 10, 2016

This was a charming book and I intend to read the others in the series. It is set in the early 1900s--a nice change from many other novels and has a nice small town feel to it. Very enjoyable!

Jul 19, 2016

While carrying this book around as I was reading it, people would ask me questions about what made it appealing. It was often hard to put a finger on particulars. But I can relate to Nell. Nell uses the stories of a favourite author to cope during terrible times. When life gets tough, tough Nell reaches for Wodehouse. And life does not treat her kindly. In the end, all she has left is Wodehouse and newfound friends. Before psychologists were readily available, people accessed what coping mechanisms they could, and Nell found what worked for her. I often reach for a book when I want to escape the dredges of ordinary life.

Nov 21, 2015

a tribute to life, friendship, the solace of literature, and Wodehouse


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