A good place for serious readers

Welcome to A Reader’s Place–a resource for readers of memoirs and narrative nonfiction–well, fiction, too.  In addition to blog posts (below) and reviews,  there’s a special section devoted to memoirs. Click on the Memoirs tab above or the links to the right and you’ll find Reading Lists, Award Lists, quotes, and other interesting information about the genre that keeps on giving. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions, or contact me about speaking.

Read On Life StoriesMy book, a readers’ guide to memoirs and autobiographies–Read On…Life Stories: Reading Lists for Every Tastewas published by Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO in 2009. It seems like everyone is writing memoirs these days and we’re all reading and talking about them. Read On…Life Stories will help you find memoirs you’ll enjoy reading, thinking about, and discussing with friends. The book can be ordered from the usual places.

Women in the Lit LandFor the past several years  I’ve been working on another book, a history of women in the U.S. literary community since colonial times. A collaborative effort, the genesis for the idea came from the Women’s National Book Association, which celebrated its centennial in 2017. The book is titled Women in the Literary Landscape: A Women’s National Book Association Centennial Publication. It was published in March by C&R Press and I’m delighted with the physical book and its contents, which trace the contributions of women in all aspects of the book world. Several posts from the summer of 2018 will give more information about the contents.



One response to “A good place for serious readers

  1. Yours is a terrific site. I’ve just started a blog to review my favorite memoirs. The first (only) review is of Joan Didion’s newest book, “Blue Nights” but most reviews won’t be of recent books. I am 90,000 words into my own memoir. My agent can’t tell yet if it will sell, given that I’m not a celebrity. I’ve also self-published a book on how to write memoirs (under author name Hawley Roddick) and have co-authored three client’s private memoirs. I’ll be interested in following your blog.

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