Posts by: Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman: The Last Book I Loved, West with the Night

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Her mother was a nurse, shot in World War II in Nepal.  She—my mother-in-law—was an Ivy League-educated, motorcycle-driving, garden-planting veterinarian in Vermont… with a pilot’s license.  When she passed away after a bout with cancer, two weeks after the birth of my first child, I decided to read her favorite book, Beryl Markham’s West with the Night.   It was, I figured, a book for brave women.

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