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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
You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams - Elizabeth Sims This is a really nice book--upbeat, encouraging, and full of helpful advice for new or discouraged writers. It makes writing feel very doable in a way that some other books don't.

My only quibble is that the author has a tendency to define words that most people learn in elementary or middle school (she explains simile vs. metaphor, describes what a garret is, and defines pitch, timbre, and dozens of others). Halfway through I began to wonder if this book was intended for a YA audience. I think she should re-read the section that talks about how you shouldn't dumb down your material for your readers.