Women Writers Reading Challenge #16: Personal History by Katharine Graham

It's hard to write about yourself. Examining yourself objectively isn't easy, and to share your weaknesses as well as strengths with the world is even more difficult. However, this is the essential skill needed to write a good autobiography. Katharine Graham's autobiography is perhaps the most frank and insightful of any I've read. Born into … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #16: Personal History by Katharine Graham

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #5: Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim

I think it's very interesting when authors write about their own families, as I've mentioned before (when discussing Andrea di Robilant. Michele Zackheim was researching this history, thinking she was going to write non-fiction about her distant cousins, but she was swept into the story and characters and wrote something completely different. As you may … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #5: Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim