This feature (for now in the custody of sarah.of.a.lesser.god) is our way of sharing those book titles, both fiction and nonfiction, that have been standouts in recent reading, and hopefully getting some from our readers in return. The focus is primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, on books concerning women and feminism, and/or written by female authors.
My Pick: Catherine the Great by Leonie Frieda. I am a sucker for a good biography, especially ones about European women between 1100-1800. Catherine’s notoriety is carefully examined and the slurs against her dissected so that only the facts are what should influence the reader’s opinion of the French queen. Frieda compiled meticulous research that sheds a great deal of light on how powerful women were viewed and treated in medieval times — and neatly foreshadows attitudes towards powerful women in our own time.
What say you? Have any titles to share with the Harpies and your fellow readers?