Posts Tagged: West with the Night

What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful


Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for! ...more

The Last Book I Loved: West with the Night


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.