Almost Famous Women: Stories

Megan Mayhew Bergman
Scribner
2015

In her second collection of short stories Megan Mayhew Bergman (AM ’07), author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise, resurrects inspiring and fierce women of world history—from the first integrated all-girl swing band in North Carolina that sparked a violent protest in the segregated South to Irish author James Joyce’s only daughter Lucia, who inspired his greatest works in the midst of a culture that saw her as crazy rather than brilliant. Through her beautiful and lyrical prose, Bergman reminds readers that the most inspiring stories are often of those whom society deemed worthy to forget.

Almost Famous Women: Stories