Thursday, April 1, 2010

Women's History Month Wrap-Up, March 2010

When I think of women's history, I think of books and stories -- personal stories and family stories, of sewing and cooking, of gardening, of childraising, of wars and protests and uprisings, of voyages and emigrating, and of striving for education and relationships and human rights.

Here is a list of a few authors whose works have illustrated -- through fiction and nonfiction -- some part of women's history everywhere...

Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's tale
Colm Toibin: Brooklyn
Emma Goldman: Living my life
Isabel Allende: Daughter of Fortune
Toni Morrison: Tar Baby
Marguerite Duras: Wartime Writings
Alice Walker: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
Christa Wolf: A Model Childhood (or Patterns of Childhood)
Edwidge Danticat: The Farming of Bones
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences, 1815-1897
Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex
Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Barbara Kingsolver: The Bean Trees
Tracy Chevalier: The Virgin Blue
Marilyn French: The Women's Room & From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women

-Anonymous Mission Branch librarian

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