Thursday, April 22, 2010

Six great books where women hit the road

At Flashlight Worthy, Anne Matthews, co-author of Deep Creek, named a list of six great books where women journey away from home.

One book on the list:
S. M. Fuller's Summer on the Lakes in 1843
by Sarah Margaret Fuller

Touring the Great Lakes in 1843, a hard-to-please Transcendentalist melds reportage, diary, verse, and rant into travelogue both inner and outer. (Her personal low points: swampy, dull Chicago, pop. 7,000; and Niagara Falls, which looked exactly like the postcards.)
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue