The Second Tree from the Corner

by E. B. White

Hardcover, 1936





Harper & Bros (1936), Edition: 1st, 253 pages


Bestselling author Susan Wiggs literally wrote the book on happily-ever-after love. But orchestrating her daughter Elizabeth's real-world wedding turned into a different story altogether, and one that takes two to tellthe mother and the bride. Here is the all-too-true tale of a mother and daughter collaborating on life's ultimate celebrationa dream wedding. Often poignant, sometimes irreverent and always hilarious, this charming book is also packed with useful advice from both ends of the cupcake-tasting table. Join mother and daughter as they wade through the trenches of flowers and favors, grueling gown decisionsand the cold, cruel realities of a budget. With luck, love and loads of patience, they come out on the other side, bloodied but unbowed, replete with life lessonsand closer than ever before. "… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member raizel
Humor doesn't travel through time well. What I read I found more interesting for the insights into everyday life of the 30s and 40s than for the cleverness of the story.
LibraryThing member annbury
A collection of essays and short stories, of which the best known is the title story: The Second Tree from the Corner. White was a writer of grace and humor; I particularly enjoy the essays in this volume about New York City.
LibraryThing member viviennestrauss
Prophetic, funny, and sad at times. Made me feel nostalgia for a time before I was born.



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