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Each novel has a historical New York State connection—from the orphan trains of New York City to Saranac Lake’s tuberculosis sanitarium to the Willard Insane Asylum in Ovid. All are heartwarming reads of the human spirit’s ability to find joy within immensely trying circumstances.
One Thousand Porches
The Back Building
Blanchard’s books chronicle different phases of her life. In Eulogy, as she writes her mother’s eulogy, she looks back at her childhood in Albany, NY, her family life and her entry into a convent where she lived as a nun for18 years. Ed’s Place is a beautiful and engaging story of Blanchard’s marriage to a widower with five children and their 20 years together until his death. What Shall I Call You, Father Aunt Mary chronicles her experiences of becoming a Roman Catholic woman priest at the age of 80.