My friend Hannah Kimberley has written a book about Annie Smith Peck, one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of! I had the honor of assisting Hannah with archival research over the past several years. It was truly inspiring to read diaries, letters, and ephemera from such a tenacious character. I often felt like I had walked back in time: from the country’s reaction to Lincoln’s assassination, to the nail-biting climb to the top of Peru’s highest point, to the suffrage marches in New York City. Peck accomplished all of her feats as an unmarried woman and often (gasp) in pants!
Pre-orders will influence the first printing, and, if there are enough, it can put a book on the bestseller list, since all those pre-orders count towards first week book sales. You can order it here.
It’s that time of the year again. Time for Busy K’s 2015 book list. I’m realizing that most of these stories have been adapted for the screen. Hmmm, interesting.
It’s November already, and time for my 2014 list of favorite books. This year, I’m including audiobooks as well, which have been a real life saver during another dreadful commute from Brooklyn to Newark. Enjoy! Read More
It’s time for my 2013 book list! Here are my favorite books this year.
Oprah has her book club, so here is mine. These were my favorite books this year. What were your favorites? Read More