Things Round About by Altha Thompson DeLoach

Copyright 1983
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This is another book that is apparently invisible on the shelf. Although it’s perfect bound, there is no title or author on the spine. The poetry in this volume is largely so homey and unsophisticated that I would recommend the book be placed in the children’s section. Some poems I’m sure were intended for her grandchildren. The subject matter is that of a rural housewife and so might have received more interest if it were more visible. However, I think the poems are so simple that most adults would lose interest in it quickly. Mrs. DeLoach has a strong sense of rhyme but the rhythm often falters in these poems.

Again, I would recommend it either be placed in the children’s section or be discarded with an attempt to contact the descendants of DeLoach to see if they would like to claim it.


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