summer reading

Along with novels and assorted other books, I’ve decided to spend some time this summer reading some women’s memoirs. Here is my list:

Anne Morrow Lindbergh – Gift from the Sea (read)

Annie Dillard – An American Childhood

MFK Fisher – As they Were

Anais Nin – Diary

Marguerite Duras – The War

Eva Hoffman – Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews (reading now)

Maya Angelou – I Know why the Caged Bird Sings (read)

Tenzin Palmo – Cave in the Snow (Vicki Mackenzie)

Florida Scott-Maxwell – Measure of My Days

Lillian Hellman – Pentimento

I love reading memoirs. I love seeing a life unfold that I might not have imagined, a life in another time, another place, with untold lessons for my simple life.