"What won me a little, too, was the fact that the scene she was reciting…was secretly my favorite among all the sketches from my pen… I never said so, but it was; and I had always felt a wondering annoyance that the…public, while kindly praising beyond their worth other attempts of mine, had never noticed the higher purpose of this little shaft, aimed not at the balconies and lighted windows of society, but straight up towards the distant stars."
—Constance Fenimore Woolson, 1880.
"Miss Grief." Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, May, 1880, p. 576.
I'd be honored if you would ask your community to choose one of my books as a "Community Reads" or "One Book" topic. Check with your local library to find out how books are chosen to be Community Reads in your local area. If your library gives you a chance to vote for a specific book, please do so!
Here's some information about other Community Reads projects which have been done with various books: