Time to Blow out the Lamp
by Mary Cook
Mary Cook's book of short stories are full of memories of a more gentle time in our history..an era called the Dirty Thirties. Cook transports us back to that time with humor and sometimes pathos, but always with a warmth unmatched by writings of that genre. She introduces us to characters, who turn out to be real people from her past; we can actually picture them romping through the pages.