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A confederacy to laugh

Quite a Year for Plums: A Novel by Bailey White

Fascinating history of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1930. The engaging narrative explores women's history as well as the lives of the two women who created the girl sleuth. Mildred Wirt Benson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams were both women ahead of their times. Together, they created a timeless American heroine destined to remain a role model for generations of young girls.

How we rush too quickly from book to book without waiting to digest the contents of the previous one...

illustration: Ignatius J. Reilley from "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole