by Judith Hooper
Reviewed by Linda:
In Amherst author Judith Hooper’s fascinating work of historical fiction it wasn’t hysteria that kept brilliant Alice James trapped in bed. Sister to the famous writer Henry and psychologist William, she suffered as much from being a free-thinking female in the 19th century as from maladies likely to have been curable today. Hooray that her diary brought her posthumous fame as she had hoped.
The Contemporary Book Club will be discussing this title on April 14, with a special guest appearance by the author!