Almost 100 years ago a woman came to live on our island with her newly-wed husband, John Murray. They were city-people and had substantial wealth but had lost a lot of it due to the stock market crash and the ensuing Great Depression. They still came with ‘some’ money and had ‘some more’ left in some stocks and such (I am guessing) and learned to live ‘like locals’ so as to weather out the financial storm. She was as much as ten years younger than he was but they were both young, fit and had great attitudes. They saw their circumstances as an adventure more than a hardship.
Or so that was written in the book, The Flip of a Coin by Jenofer Murray.
The book had been written by J. Murray but was less-than-professionally edited when it was published by Pinehill Press, in South Dakota in 1984. It was never a popular book, no best-seller. And some time later Pinehill Press disappeared.
And I wrote about all that some blogs back in June.
Today I was sent a notification by Amazon suggesting that I might be interested in a new OTG book release. Their algorithm knows what I like. And, of course, it is the re-issue of The Flip of a Coin. Readers already know the backstory: the local ladies-only bookclub restored and re-issued the book for historical reasons. There is no money being made – none whatsoever. In fact, it cost them some to do the job as well as gobs of time from some volunteers but they will NOT profit by it in any way except as a preservation of local history. In other words, it is inexpensive – printing costs and Bezos’ profit only.