Book Discussion: Almost Famous Women

Book Discussion: Almost Famous Women

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman is a really interesting collection of short stories based on real women. Most of whom Jade had never even heard of! Don't expect happy endings in these tales but expect to find strong-willed and vivacious women. 

Further reading! (As seen in the Author's Note)

The Queen of Whale Cay -

 Kate Summerscale

Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War -

Helen Zenna Smith

Savage Beauty

 - Nancy Milford

The Women of Provincetown -

Cheryl Black

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

 - Daniel Mark Epstein

Collected Poetry -

 Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Letters

 - edited by Allan Ross MacDougall (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Wild Heart

 - Suzanne Rodriguez

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation

 - Noel Riley Fitch

Between Life and Me

 - Meryle Secrest (out of print bio, might be hard to find!)

Amazons in the Drawing Room

- Whitney Chadwick

Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame -

 Benita Eisler


 - Natalie Clifford Barney (privately printed)

Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake

- Carol Loeb Shloss

Truly Wilde

 - Joan Schenkar

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

- Neil McKenna

Oscar Wilde

 - Richard Ellmann

West with the Night

- Beryl Markham

Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham

 - Mary S. Lovell

The Lives of Beryl Markham

 - Errol Trzebinski

The Ghosts of Happy Valley

 - Juliet Barnes

The Lottery -

Shirley Jackson

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life School

 - D. Antoinette Handy

Tiny and Ruby: Hell-Divin' Women

documentary - Jezebel Productions

Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy

- Carolyn Burke

The Well of Loneliness

 - Radclyffe Hall

Women of the Left Bank

 - Shari Benstock


- Djuna Barnes

Ladies Almanack

- Djuna Barnes

See you in the stacks!

Sarah, Gina & Jade

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