The last few History Hoyden posts, particularly from our bestselling authors Lauren Willig and Mary Blayney, about funny and fascinating branches of their family trees. Not to speak of the terrific comments — from hoydens and readers alike — about our own families and all the places they came from, including this continent, before Columbus.
Share your stories! Come join the conversation, where there are enough connections to the past here to make me feel optimistic about the uncertain future. As well as delighted to be a history hoyden and historical romance writer.
And so so happy to have a president who writes — better than any US president since Lincoln — so skillfully and compassionately about his own historical roots. Do check out Dreams From My Father if you haven’t already. And even if you have, you might enjoy Zadie Smith’s smart, apposite comments on our president’s first memoir as much as I did.
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