Critical Wit #55 – The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Erin Blakemore)

Erin Blakemore is the author of “The Heroine’s Bookshelf“, a non-fiction story about twelve classic, literary heroines and the authors who created them.  In this episode, guest host Julia Jenkins talks with Blakemore about the book which explores how contemporary audiences can relate to the classic writers, and what life lessons can be appreciated even now by the actions of these fantastic women characters.  And there’s even an interesting discussion near the end of the conversation about literary fans who debate about which book is superior; “Jane Eyre” vs. “Wuthering Heights.” You can find out more about Erin and her book by visiting

Julia Jenkins is a librarian and blogger at the website “pagesofjulia”, which reviews books, audiobooks, and other pop culture literary works. You can subscribe to her website at

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  1. […] Check it out. me Erin Oh and: I’ve already purchased the book she mentioned, Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, in the new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (single-volume) as recommended. Don’t know when I’ll get around to it! But I have my copy, so someday. Erin, thanks again for a lovely chat! Share this:FacebookTwitterPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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