We Share the Same Sky – Rachael Cerotti

This is a memoir about Cerrotti's grandmother, Hana Dubova, a Holocaust survivor. What I really love about We Share the Same Sky is the degree to which Cerrotti had access to her grandmother's journals and even to some of the people/relatives of the people who helped Hana or journeyed with her. This is also a … Continue reading We Share the Same Sky – Rachael Cerotti

Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz- Gail Crowther

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton are icons for those of us who grew up in the "second wave" feminist movement. I always knew who they were, their perceived impact on women's literature and that they committed suicide. I read "The Bell Jar" in 1977. But this is a must-read book for so many reasons beyond … Continue reading Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz- Gail Crowther

Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America – Stephanie Gorton (Listened on Audible Audio)

This was a fascinating read about the earliest investigative reporters ("muckrakers"), the pressing topics of the time, and the turn of the 20th-century publication, "McClures" conceived and established by S.S. McClure. Over the years, Ida Tarbell turned up as a character in historical fiction I read. I welcomed this chance to learn about her in … Continue reading Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America – Stephanie Gorton (Listened on Audible Audio)