Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 1 Prospect / The Doughnuts / Thornyhold - Large Print Author:Robert McCloskey, Bill Littlefield, Mary Stewart Prospect - Retired from baseball scouting and waiting for death in a rest home, Pete Estey becomes friends with Louise, an employee at the rest home. After a fire, Louise offers her home to Pete and tries to make him feel life is worth living. Her grandnephew, Jack Brown, is a born ball player; and Louise maneuvers to get the tw... more »o together for the benefit of both. There is a great deal of charm in the relationship between Pete and Louise and a variety of insights into the process of growing old. There is also a substantial amount of baseball lore, to be expected in a first novel by a sports commentator.
The Doughnuts - A small-town doughnuts shop unexpectedly takes on a large clientele - and the results are hilarious.
Thornyhold - During Gilly Ramsey’s lonely childhood, the occasional brief visits of her mother’s cousin were a delight, seeming like visits of a fairy godmother. Years later, when Gilly inherits Thornyhold, her house, she discovers that her cousin, with her still room and herbalist practices—and her undoubted powers—had long been known to the locals as a witch. She is approached by neighbors, some innocent, some not so innocent, but all assuming that she, too, is a witch, and a possible addition to the local coven. Gilly finds there is some truth in this, for she discovers that she can call on a kind of power in difficult moments.« less