Women's Center Suggested Readings
Looking for a good read? Try these suggested readings from our staff...They have all been written by women authors and are about strong women role models. These books will offer you hours of enjoyment. If you have comments regarding the books after you have read them, please write on our wall in facebook. We have had many of these authors in for book discussion groups. If you would like to have a particular book discussion, please let us know.
|Last Flight||Amelia Earhart||Personal account of her ill-fated last flight remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all times.|
|The Magnificent Mountain Women||Janet Robertson||Bringing to life more than sixty adventurous women who braved skepticism and hardship to experience the challenge and beauty of the Rockies|
|Eleanor of Aquitaine||Alison Weir||Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. Weir paints a vibrant portrait of this truly exceptional woman.|
|The Poisonwood Bible||Barbara Kingsolver||A novel of character, a narrative shaped by keen-eyed women. The book is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.|
|The Lady and the Panda||Vicki Constantine Croke||The True Adventures of the first American explorer to bring back China's most exotic animal|
|Abundance||Sena Jeter Naslund||A novel of Marie Antoinette.|
|The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank||Willy Lindwer||The unwritten final chapter of Anne Frank.|
|Their Eyes Were Watching God||Zora Neale Hurston||One of the most important works of the twentieth-century American literature, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom.|
|Galileo's||Dava Sobel||A Historical memoir of science, faith, and love.|
|Celia's Land||Georgia Davis Powers||A Historical Novel, the remarkable story of Celia Mudd, the great aunt to, Kentucky's first African American Senator, Georgia Davis Powers.|
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The Women's Center has a book festival each year. Plan on joining us February 16th for a free all day event of women authors. For further information click here.