500 great books by women: a reader's guide

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Penguin Books, Dec 1, 1994 - Fiction - 425 pages
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Here is an articulate guide to more than 500 books written by women, a unique resource that allows readers the joy of discovering new authors as well as revisiting familiar favorites. Organized by such themes as Art, Choices, Families, Growing Old, Growing Up, Places and Homes, Power, and Work, this reference book presents classic and contemporary works, from Lady Nijoís thirteenth-century Japanese court diaries to books by authors including Toni Morrison, Alice Hoffman, Nadine Gordimer, and Isabel Allende. With annotated entries that capture the flavor of each book and seven cross-referenced indexes, '500 Great Books by Women' is a one of a kind guide for all readers and book lovers that celebrates and recommends some of the very best writing by women.

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User Review  - VirtualWord - LibraryThing

This is a fine collection of recommendations of works by women authors. I truly enjoyed this. My only complaint would be that I have quite a few titles added to my wishlist! Now to track them all down... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexa - Goodreads

Eh. Oddly organized, by thematic units, making it somewhat annoying to use as a reference. Heavily tilted towards the “meaningful” works, with some few popular works, rather than the literary. The authors also seemed to delight in sometimes choosing particular authors' most obscure works. Read full review

Contents

ART
1
CHOICES
17
CONFLICTING CULTURES
35
Copyright

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