Shabby Sunday was created by Mischenko @ Read, Rant, Rock & Roll, and is a meme to feature an old book on your bookshelf! For my first ever Shabby Sunday I am going to spotlight “Tisha” by by Robert Specht:
I got this book from my Great-Grandma and it has an address label with her name and old address inside. I don’t remember how I ended up with this book. She probably let us raid her collection one time and I probably just grabbed a couple random books.
It has 1977 and 8ar handwritten on the inside. I’m guessing 1977 is the year she got it but I don’t have any idea what the 8ar is? Does anybody know?
Inside there was also a newspaper article:
Originally held in the book with a pink heart sticker, the article is about Anne Purdy. Purdy is the main character of the book, which is a “biographical account of her life in Alaska, written with the collaboration of Robert Specht.” (according to the article) The article is dated March 27, 1977.
I discovered the article and the address label when I was checking for hidden covers for my Hidden Covers post. I had no idea they were there!! I never had any desire to read this book, but now that I know my Great-Grandma had taken the care to cut out the an article and put it with the book, I am curious. I probably won’t get to it anytime soon, but it is now on my TBR!
I wish my Great-Grandma was alive so I can ask her if she read it, and if she had any connection to it, or if she just liked the story. I have no idea why she had this, or even if she ever read it, and I have no way to find out. But I am glad I have it. If nothing else I know we shared a love of books!