A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates.
Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates
TITLE: GENE AUTRY AND THE REDWOOD PIRATES
AUTHOR: BOB HAMILTON
ILLUSTRATOR: ERWIN L. HESS
YEAR PUBLISHED: 1946
WHITMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
“AN ORIGINAL STORY FEATURING GENE AUTRY FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE STAR AS THE HERO”
Gene and baddie
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
Look. at. the. title. Who could resist this book? Not this gal! I collect “novels” based on 1960s television shows (Dr. Kildare, The Patty Duke Show, etc.); this is just another, earlier, iteration of that concept.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Please welcome the newest member of my book family. A Western with a lovely cover, it’s at least mildly appropriate that I bought it at the State Fair. Note: The Antique Barn is next to the building where they display chickens, ducks, turkeys, and rabbits.
The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright. It was first published in 1911.
Fifteen years later, it was turned into a silent film starring Vilma Banky, Ronald Colman, and a fresh upstart named Gary Cooper in his first substantive role (but more on that another day).
“Not a line of Jefferson Worth’s countenance changed as the tall surveyor, pushing his way through the crowd about the new arrivals, greeted him. But Abe Lee felt the man from behind his gray mask reaching out to grasp his innermost thoughts and emotions.”-The Winning of Barbara Worth, Harold Bell Wright