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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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  - herschelian - LibraryThing

A friend in the States sent me this when she knew I belonged to a reading group. I have dipped into it a few times but can't say I have used it regularly. A high preponderence of American authors. 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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