It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
The Song of Bernadette
by Franz Werfel
This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in 1940, and wrote this moving story to fulfill a promise he made to God.
The Moon Is Down
by John Steinbeck
Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outsideand betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors.
by Pearl S. Buck
New York, New York: The John Day Company, 1942. Not Stated. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, Brown boards, gilt letters and graphics. Bookplate front endpage. 378 pages.
And Now Tomorrow
by Rachel Field
A lovely romance novel that's once a bestseller and was made into a movie (in 1944) and is praised for its aesthetic beauty for ages, is what's this novel And Now Tomorrow's short introduction.