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A LIFE OF ONE'S OWN Nine Women Writers Begin Again

by | Read by Hannah Curtis

Biography & Memoir • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Hannah Curtis narrates this retrospective on lessons to be learned and inspiration to be gleaned from a group of women writers, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, and Elena Ferrante. In each chapter the author weaves the experiences of one writer, examining her marriage, her work as a writer and an editor, and the difficult life decisions she faced. Curtis delivers an intimate portrayal of each woman. She communicates the deep bond the author feels for each one and the wonderful connections among some of them. Curtis also conveys the author's joy at discovering that some long held assumptions about her subjects proved to be untrue. For example, interviews with Toni Morrison dispel the notion that she had conventional views about family and community. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780063073128 $27.99

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