500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 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 Nijo’s 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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This gave me such great recommendations of authors I never heard of but fell in love with!!! Read full review

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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



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Erica Bauermeister is the author of The School of Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners. She lives in Seattle with her family.

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