This month is Women’s History month so I though I would share some books about women authors or their works.
I really enjoyed Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever. She led a very interesting life.
A book I read just recently is Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Portrait of a Lady Novelist by Anne Boyd Rioux. I discovered Woolson while researching a branch of my family. She is a distant cousin. She was the great-niece of James Fenimore Cooper, who’s sister had married a third cousin of my 5th Great Grandfather, Oliver Pomeroy.
I have read some of her short stories and am looking forward to reading more of her work.
Another book I enjoyed was Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books by Christine Woodside.
I have always enjoyed the Little House books and have also read many books about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Laurs’s parents lived close to my Braman ancestors in Wisconsin at the time they were married.
I also really enjoyed Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen by Wendy Jones.
The book takes a look at different aspects of social intelligence by using Austen characters as examples.
The author does a great job of explaining different social traits using this method as many people are very familiar with with Jane Austen’s characters.
The last book that I will share is Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth by Hilary Spurling. I read this book before I started scanning in the covers of the books I read, so don’t have a picture. However, here is a picture of her most famous work. I wrote about Pearl Buck in a previous post: Mennonite Ancestry of Pearl Buck
You can follow the link for more thoughts about Pearl Buck. I have most of her books and plan on engaging on a quest to read them all. Perhaps later this year.
This of course is just a sample of the biographies of women writers that I have read. I plan on reading more books by women authors this month to help celebrate Women’s History month.