Ken, I really enjoyed your recent column [What would the 18-year-old think? Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, July 13], reflecting when young and then reflecting again, looking back. It made me think of when I reflected from the Indiana Dunes when I was young and would watch the sun set.
And thanks for the recommended reading list. I’m going to look for the Charles Kuralt book in particular. One thing I noticed though: All the authors are men! And the one place where a woman author’s book is mentioned (To Kill a Mockingbird), she’s not mentioned (Harper Lee). I would think your goddaughter would appreciate a few more women authors as well.
Here are a few old and new books written by women that perhaps your goddaughter Annie would like:
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
Sula by Toni Morrison
The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
Editor’s note: Thanks, Karen, for correcting the inexcusable oversight of omitting Harper Lee’s name. We corrected that online. And thanks for helping balance the reading list.