I love the intimacy and immediacy of personal essays. It's a kind of storytelling I continue to enjoy alongside writing novels. Here are a few of my favorites: a legend's refuge, the story of two maroon suitcases, and a chronicle of the summer I disappeared.
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"There isn't enough paper in the world to write my life story." That's what my grandmother used to say. I may never be able to share the stories of all the women who inspire me, but here are the stories of six little-known women who bucked tradition and created lives of purpose and beauty. What drove them? How did they keep the faith? What can they teach us today?