Dorothy Canfield Fisher, b. 1879. She was a lifelong friend of the writer Willa Cather; a novelist; one of the earliest board members of the Book of the Month Club; she was fluent in five languages; she lived on a farm in Vermont but made frequent trips to Manhattan for her work. In these letters, she discusses her homelife, her work, and the world she takes such an active part in. DCF has been unfortunate in her biographers; there have been two biographies of her that are second- or even third-rate. Mark Madigan has done an excellent job of editing the correspondence and helping to place Fisher in her rightful place in literary history. The title, *Keeping Fires Night and Day* comes from one of Fisher's letters.