Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) The publication of Maya Angelou’s autobiography (which eventually took up seven volumes) was a real landmark in many ways. It was a frank and deeply personal exploration of the Black American experience, from the chaos following slavery to our own muddled times. It gave voice … Continue reading Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Classics Club

In the words of its moderators, “The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to ‘unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.’ She thought about several ideas but finally settled on … Continue reading Classics Club


The Emerald City Book Review Gem was awarded to my favorite books of the year in various genres and categories. Click on the links to go to my relevant posts. 2020 Releases Fiction: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke Nonfiction: Inferno by Catherine Cho Other books I read in 2020: Historical Fiction: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent … Continue reading ECBR Gems