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Favorite Books

A few books and authors I can read over and over again: "The Mill on The Floss"; "Black Lamb & Grey Falcon"; "A Dream of Red Mansions"; "A Distant Mirror"; "Orphan Warriors: Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing World"; "Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China"; "Miss Osborne-the-Mop"; "The Golovlyov Family"; "Jane Eyre"; "Princess From the Land of Snows"; "To The Lighthouse"; "Orlando"; "The Gashlycrumb Tinies"; "Seven Gothic Tales"; "Out of Africa"; the memoirs of Jacques Casanova; the memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon; poetry of Virginia Hamilton Adair, Stevie Smith, Max Bodenheim, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Brontë, Robert Frost, Hoyt Hudson, Emily Dickinson; Po Chuyi; Li Bai

What I'm Reading

Something related to what I'm writing!

Influences

Rebecca West, Barbara Tuchman, Lady Antonia Fraser, Pamela Kyle Crossley, Jonathan Spence, William Luce, Sir Michael Holroyd, Sterling Seagrave, Vita Sackville-West, Hector Hugh Munro

Grant Hayter-Menzies’s Bookmarks