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The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian tells the story of Belle de Costa Greene, a black woman who became the personal librarian to the famed banker J. P. Morgan by passing as white. While the book is historical fiction, Belle de Costa Greene was a real person who managed to achieve a status in society that was noteworthy, …

Local Woman Missing

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica wasn’t on my radar when it was first released, but it’s been getting some solid reviews, so I thought I’d check it out. I’ve been meaning to read something by her anyway. As I started reading, I was very intrigued by the premise of this mystery-thriller. Eleven years ago, …

25 Best Books about Women in History (Non-Fiction)

Books about women in history are always such a delight to come across, especially considering how conspicuously absent so many of these stories often are in schools and history classes. I love reading about how female historical figures were able to shape history and play their part in leaving their mark on the world. So, …

The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich was recently awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, landing it firmly on my to-read list. It’s a story seeped in Erdrich’s own family history, based on her grandfather’s experiences resisting the dispossession of Native American lands from the U.S. government. In addition to the response to the Termination …