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Almost Famous Women: Stories (signed, paperback) by Megan Mayhew Bergman

$16.00
SKU: MMBAlmostpb

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. "These stories linger in one's memory long after reading them" ("Star Tribune," Minneapolis). 


The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman's "collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them" ("Kirkus Reviews," starred review) are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless decisions. In "The Siege at Whale Cay," cross-dressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs seduces Marlene Dietrich. In "A High-Grade Bitch Sits Down for Lunch," aviator and writer Beryl Markham lives alone in Nairobi and engages in a battle of wills with a stallion. In "Hell-Diving Women," the first integrated, all-girl swing band sparks a violent reaction in North Carolina. 

Other heroines, born in proximity to the spotlight, struggle to distinguish themselves: Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde's wild niece, Dolly; Edna St. Vincent Millay's talented sister, Norma; James Joyce's daughter, Lucia. "Almost Famous Women" offers an elegant and intimate look at artists who desired recognition. "By assiduously depicting their intimacy and power struggles, Bergman allows for a close examination of the multiplicity of women's experiences" ("The New York Times Book Review)." 

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Price: $16.00