Ortberg embraces the matter-of-fact-despite-the-unreality writing style of folklore and fairy tales. Like an aquarium keeper, she points out the silliness of the imaginary world while her characters are trapped within it.
Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants-—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too-smart-for-their-own-good, and there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Win a copy of THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James in two easy steps.
McNamara outlines the specifics of the mystery in searing exactitude. She pulls bizarre and vivid details from witness statements and police reports, breathing new life into the cold case.
“I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters
Dear March – Come in – How glad I am – I hoped for you before – Put down your Hat – You must have walked – How out of Breath you are – ~Emily Dickinson