Cambor, Kathleen. In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001) 258 p.
Grace McIntyre attended Radcliffe and trained as a librarian. She was hired right out of college by Harvard. She was stifled by her life in Boston though, and in 1881 slipped away from her husband and took a job in Johnstown, Pennsylvania as the assistant librarian. She helped the aging Mrs. Hirst in organizing a new library stocked with 7,000 new books.
Grace is tall and pretty with full lips and a wide generous mouth. She tutors a young boy in Greek and then becomes friends with his mother and his father.