Open Road Integrated Media engages in some genuinely interesting, genuinely valuable publishing projects. One of their latest is a reissuing of the works of May Sarton as ebooks. They now offer thirty-six of her titles—a cornucopia of feminist, lesbian history. I think of Sarton as “bridge” author, one who preceded much of the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s—and who laid the ground work that made that movement possible.
Sarton’s prose voice is careful, quiet, and precise. She thinks—and expects readers to think along with her. That’s one reason why it’s so nice to have these electronic editions available: they’re perfect for browsing through, allowing for any number of journeys alongside Sarton as she observes her own life and the lives of others.