May 14, 2012 8:25 AM
We read Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis ($16) in one sitting. (We finished on a Sunday morning at 3:00am!) Kaplan captures Kennedy, Sontag, and Davis as young women during their coming of age years abroad. Though they all went on to be culturally influential themselves, here we get to read about them as they explored the life and the city around them while they were virtually unknown. It's fascinating (and has us seriously considering a summer trip to Paris!).