download-1.jpgThis December, I wanted to go with something in the season, so I’ve chosen Phyllis McGinley’s Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! I’m especially excited to read this author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. From Wikipedia:

“Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of suburban life.

McGinley enjoyed a wide readership in her lifetime, publishing her work in newspapers and women’s magazines such as the Ladies Home Journal, as well as in literary periodicals, including The New YorkerThe Saturday Review and The Atlantic. She also held nearly a dozen honorary degrees – “including one from the stronghold of strictly masculine pride, Dartmouth College” (from the dust jacket of Sixpence in Her Shoe (copy 1964)). Time Magazine featured McGinley on its cover on June 18, 1965.”

As for this month’s selection: you can borrow it for free for 14 days on

(You will have to create an account. I use for school a lot, and if you love books it’s a great website to use).

It’s also available on Amazon and Abe Books for between $3-10.


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