Celebrate Women's History Month
Get inspired and get informed
Read the list here

Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911

Best Seller
Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911 by Malvina Shanklin Harlan
  • Paperback $13.95

    Jul 08, 2003 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $2.99

    May 07, 2002 | 320 Pages

Product Details

Get news about books and more from Penguin Random House

Praise

“Like Abigail Adams a century before her, Malvina Harlan used astute powers of observation and a natural gift with words to leave a written legacy, one that illuminated not only her life and that of her famous husband, Justice John Marshall Harlan, but the momentous times in which they lived.” —Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times

“Reading [Some Memories] is like engaging with a fine conversationalist. From antebellum Kentucky to twentieth-century Washington, she observes customs, manners, clothing, people, places and events with the skills of a gifted storyteller.” —The New York Times Book Review

Some Memories offers a strong antidote to much modern memoir writing.” —The Wall Street Journal

“A compelling memoir about the Harlans’ life and times—remarkable times, encompassing slavery, the Civil War and its aftermath.” —The Washington Post

“A publishing event.” —Library Journal

“[Harlan’s] recollections of her married life shed considerable light on the complexities inherent in race relations in America.” —Publishers Weekly

“Bracing . . . a life of actual historical interest.” —The New Yorker

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Debut Spring Sampler Now
Back to Top