It's that time of year - when bookstores, both the bricks and mortar kind and the cyber variety, suddenly burst with announcements of the hot new reads. Every season, WVFC offers up a selection of works that speak to us, for all sort of reasons. Please note in comments what you think, and perhaps suggest some we've missed. -- Ed.
Diana Athill, Somewhere Towards the End, (Norton, $24.95). Celebrated cerebral editor of Naipaul, Roth, and other luminaries shares her wisdom. She talks here to the Guardian UK about the book, turning 90, and life as "a pioneer of the confessional memoir."
Paule Marshall, Triangular Road, A Memoir, (Basic Books, $23.00). Famed novelist Marshall's memoir of self-discovery, includes an affectionate tribute to the inimitable Langston Hughes, who entered Marshall’s life during a crucial phase and introduced her to the world of European letters during a whirlwind tour of the continent funded by the State Department. In the course of her journeys to Europe, Barbados, and eventually Africa, Marshall comes to comprehend the historical enormity of the African diaspora, an understanding that fortifies her sense of purpose as a writer. For the rest of the list, please come to Women's Voices For Change. And leave us your suggestions in the comments, here, or there.