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The Journals Of Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott, Joel Myerson
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
James Joyce
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders
Henrietta Webb, Josephine Ross
Becoming Jane Austen
Jon Spence
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Brendan Gill, Dorothy Parker
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Brontë
Don't Tell Alfred
Nancy Mitford
Autobiographies (Collected Works, Vol 3)
Douglas Archibald, William O'Donnell, W.B. Yeats
The Chaperone - Laura Moriarty This is a decent summer read--it draws you in and moves quickly (at first), but the last third of the book completely falls apart. Cora becomes too perfect and good, nothing bad really happens to her, and since everything's on tell-don't-show fast-forward mode, you're not emotionally invested in the characters.

I was also disappointed by the Louise Brooks angle. I like reading about old Hollywood, but there's nothing in this book that brings her character to life or provides any emotional insight beyond what one could read on Wikipedia.