In the parlance of Harlem circa 1943, an "old settler" was an unsettling term for a woman of a certain age who had no children, no husband and no prospects. With so many men in uniform overseas in those years, there weren't a lot of single gents on the home front. Older, unattached women were written off as either permanently settled into spinsterhood or willing to settle for just about anything in trousers. So it is with sisters Elizabeth Borny and Quilly McGrath, the main characters in John Henry Redwood's high-spirited and deeply... More >>>