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

Karen Stoner

Oak Park

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.

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