Emmy has been hired to help sort reader letters for the advice columnist Mrs. Bird. A gruff, old-fashioned woman, she refuses to answer anything that references the “unpleasantness,” so Emmy begins to write her own replies.

Books for June

In May, I took a little vacation and did a bit of traveling, which resulted in a bit less reading than usual for me. Having returned back to reality — and an already very hot and muggy hometown — I’m reorganizing the TBR pile for summer. Here’s a look at what I’m reading this month.