I found it!!
My daughter, the pack rat, had decided to hide all her toys behind her bed. And, apparently, that included my book, several books I had pulled to take to the UBS, and all the little bitty Penguin 60s that I have. And I think I have all of them. They are tiny little books, short stories and excerpts of larger works mostly, that Penguin published at their 60th anniversary. My grandmother bought all of the ones she could find. And I, being the only other reader in the family, got them when she passed. I am assuming they published 60 (I can’t find anything about them on the net) and I can only find 59. Must scour the house for the last one.
They are pretty neat, I think. I first met DH Lawrence through these little books, when I read Love Among the Haystacks. And I can have a taste of Stephen King, Dorothy Parker, Emerson, Thoreau, Colette, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain and more. They were very cheap too, running on $0.95 in 1995.
I did find this article about them, if you are interested in learning more.
In other news, I recieved another freebie from Simon & Schuster; Just Between Us by Cathy Kelly. From the cover it appears to be a “chick lit” book, something I definitely have to be in the mood for. I enjoy the occasional chick lit book, but only it small doses. And usually from exceptional writers, like Jennifer Weiner. It’s funny actually, the cover is all chick lit, the woman with the missing head holding a hot red purse and wearing expensive clothes unlocking a hotel door, but the back reads like a cozy comfort read. Except for the TV soap opera writer character, the single and brilliant attorney who looks like a “Renaissance Madonna,” and the shy beautiful sister who lives a bohemian lifestyle. on second thought, it does sound exactly like chick lit. Maybe I’ll get to it sooner or later.