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A Chautauqua Idyl was Grace's second book, but the first book published under her own name.

It was written to earn the money for a family trip from their home in Florida to New York for the 1887 Recognition Day at Chautauqua. Grace, her father, and her aunt (Pansy) were slated to graduate from its Literary Circle and she was determined to be there in person for the all of the pageantry of the celebration. She even read a poem written for the occasion as part of the ceremony.

Grace hand-painted the cover of her own personal copy of the book to reflect its subject—the trees, the flowers, and the animals meeting for their own Chautauqua.

20 for 2020: GLH Reading List

Grace published 20 new books in the 1920's. We've decided to read them in order during 2020, just like her 1920's readers did!

January: Exit Betty (1920) and Cloudy Jewel (1920)

February: The Tryst (1921) and The City of Fire (1922)

March: The Big Blue Soldier (1923) and Tomorrow About This Time (1923)

April: Re-Creations (1924) and Not Under the Law (1925)

May: Ariel Custer (1925) and A New Name (1926)

June: Coming Through the Rye (1926)

July: The Honor Girl (1927)

August: Job's Niece (1927)

September: The White Flower (1927) and Found Treasure (1928)

October: Crimson Roses (1928) and Blue Ruin (1928)

November: Duskin (1929) and Out of the Storm (1929)

December: The Prodigal Girl (1929) and Your favorite GLH Christmas Book!


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