Recent Reads

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Early in the year, I decided I was going to read mainly female authors, or books about bad-ass women. I think this idea to focus on women came from the extreme disappointment of the election. Who isn’t still feeling that.


My favorites so far have been All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Towes and Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order).

I finished the book Charlotte by David Foenkinos this week. Charlotte Saloman was a German Jewish artist during WWII. She and her unborn child were gassed shortly after arriving at a concentration camp. It was a quick, depressing read, but introduced me to an artist I’d like to learn more about.

Up Next: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

Any recommendations?

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  1. I have a book recommendation for you!! 5 years later–hope it’s not too late! The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles, pub. 2008. TWO badass sisters in Brazil in the 1930’s. One is a gunslinging seamstress; the other a socialite in the city. Based in history during a time and place akin to the American Wild West, I found this a fascinating and compelling read by a female author, with two female protagonists. It’s not a translation either! Hope you enjoy. I just joined Seamwork and was checking out your work. I love your blockprinted black Quince!!

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