Books The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West by Lorna Gibb Hardcover, 320 pages, Pgw, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Extraordinary Life of Rebecca WestAuthorLorna Gibb Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Discusses the life and career of the author, journalist, and suffragist who was one of the best known intellectuals in the twentieth-century literary scene. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West Book Reviews The 'Wayward And Defiant' Life Of Journalist Rebecca West May 17, 2014 A new biography by Lorna Gibb glosses over West's writing to focus on her remarkable, tumultuous 20th-century life. Reviewer Michael Schaub says the book is well-researched, yet reads like a novel.