Grace Livingston Hill Short Stories & Collections

Katherine's YesterdayBefore she became famous as a novelist, Grace Livingston Hill wrote short stories for many publications. Over the years, many of these stories have been collected and published in book form. The earliest of these, "Katherine's Yesterday", was one of the first Grace Livingston Hill books ever published.

In the 1930's, J. B. Lippincott published a series of small Grace Livingston Hill books they called "pamphlets". These short stories were published in addition to Grace's regular novels in both hardback and paperback editions and are very rare. We list them as books in our GLH book lists, since they were produced individually. However, these short stories appear in many of the short story collections published in later years. Since they were published during the Great Depression, we suspect they were meant for readers whose budget was tight. Inside the jacket of one of these treasures (a hardback edition) is the price of the book—50¢.

After Grace's death in 1947, her daughters published a collection entitled, "Miss Lavinia's Call".  Since then, many of those stories and quite a few others have been collected, published, and re-published for eager Grace Livingston Hill readers to enjoy. 

1994 • Tyndale House Publishers  /  Living Books Paperback Series #100

In addition to the title story, The Forgotten Friend, this paperback includes two more individual stories, a Christmas play, and two five-chapter stories from the 1895 book, Katherine's Yesterday.

Stories included are:

How Adelaide Went to the Convention:

1. Praying for a Visitor
2. "Nobody Goes to New York in July"
3. Endeavor on the Cars
4. Her First Meeting
5. The Consecration Meeting

Why Adelaide Stayed Home from the Convention:

1. The Mother in Montreal
2. "Inasmuch"
3. A Happy Morning's Work
4. Let Not Thy Left Hand Know
5. A Comrade in Service • Some Peculiar People in Our Society