May 2023 Book Recommendations
Barbara Gordon’s I’M DANCING AS FAST AS I CAN; a highly regarded filmmaker—secretly medicated for anxiety attacks– loses control of her life.
Stephen Crane’s THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE; in the midst of the Civil War, a private runs from the battle field.
Ernest J. Gaines’s THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN; a 109-year-old black woman talks about her life, which sweeps from the Civil War to Civil Rights.
May Sarton’s PLANT DREAMING DEEP; the author re-locates to an 18th century house in Nelson, NH, and infuses it with her sensibilities, styles, and gifted gardening techniques.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s NEVER CAUGHT: THE WASHINGTON’S RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF THEIR RUNAWAY SLAVE, ONA JUDGE; a fugitive slave outfoxes the authorities for decades.