I’m currently listening to:

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history.”

I love David McCullough’s books and this one is narrated by Edward Hermann.  I’m learning a lot about French history and art and medicine and politics.

This week I also posted a review for a book that ties right in with my audio book.  I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira is a fictionalized version of the story of the Impressionist painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.

My review of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini is up.  It tells the story of Kate Chase, the political force behind her father, Salmon Chase’s, ambition to be president.