The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths. Brontë enthusiasts, as well as those of us who never made it further than those oft-cited classics, will devour Miranda Pennington's delightful literary memoir. Pennington’s father gave her Jane Eyre at the age of 10, sparking what would become a lifelong devotion to the Brontës. In this offbeat memoir, Pennington traces the development of the Brontës as women, as sisters, and as writers, as she recounts her own struggles to fit in as a bookish, introverted, bisexual woman. In the Brontës and their characters, Pennington finally finds the heroines she needs, and she becomes obsessed with their wisdom, courage, and fearlessness. Miranda Pennington appears with Jaime Green to discuss the lives, legacies, and influence, literary and otherwise, of the Brontë sisters.
Miranda K. Pennington is a life-long Brontë enthusiast whose work has appeared on The Toast, The American Scholar online, The Ploughshares blog, and The Catapult Podcast. She has been a writing consultant and University Writing Instructor at Columbia University, where she also received her MFA in creative nonfiction. Pennington has also taught academic writing at Touro College, SUNY Empire State, and the LEDA institute; she has led creative writing workshops for the AmpLit festival and Uptown Stories, a Washington Heights-based nonprofit. A Girl Walks Into a Book is her first book.
Jaime Green is the Managing Editor at Google Play Books and hosted The Catapult, a podcast of new writing. She's written for Slate, Longreads, The Awl, The Millions, and others.