Author Roberta Silman reviews Edith Wharton in France and Michelle Obama’s Becoming for ArtFuse and finds common ground.
What impressed me most about these two different women is they were both products of an America which values determination and wit and intelligence, as well as opportunity.
These two books came into the house at the same time — the first from Susan Wissler, Director of The Mount in Lenox, and the second from my children as a Chanukah present. I had no intention of pairing them in a review but after I read the volumes I realized that, although they were born almost a hundred years apart (Edith in 1862 and Michelle in 1964) and could not be more different, they broke new ground for women in ways worth noting and comparing.
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