"When the Sky is Like Lace" is a re-released children's classic written by Elinor Lander Horwitz and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. The book was named Outstanding Book of the Year by the New York Times in 1975. Since then, Elinor has written fourteen books for children, young adults, and general audiences. Her feature articles on travel and a variety of other subjects have appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Star, the New York Times, and several magazines. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she is a mother to three children and grandmother to seven grandchildren.
Elinor, who is also an avid reader, was kind enough to share five of her fiction favorites with us:
"Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James (a re-read and a favorite since Eleanor was in her twenties)