Ann Patchett: Truth and Beauty – Nonfiction about friendship of two writers.
Doris Lessing – Early work
Liam Callanan – novelist suggested by Maryellen
Edith Wharton bio – suggested by Barbara
Gertrude Bell: The Desert and the Sown – Travel writings of a “female Lawrence of Arabia”
Lampedusa: The Leopard – An Italian novel about the dying Sicilian aristocracy and the rise of democracy
Yourcenar: Memoirs of Hadrian – A novel about the meaning of history and ancient Rome
Anne Enright: The Gathering