by Margaret Mead
The anthropologist’s autobiography.
WE THE LIVING
by Ayn Rand
In this, the author’s debut 1936 novel, three friends resist Russia’s conversion to a communist state.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by Joan Didion
A beautifully written, National Book Award winning account of how the author managed the sudden deaths of her husband and daughter.
LADDER OF YEARS
by Anne Tyler
At 40, Delia Grinstead walked away from her disapproving husband, and three dissatisfied children to fashion a new life, and begin to understand herself.