Women's Book Group

The Women's Book Group is our longest-running book group, led by Women & Children First co-founder Linda Bubon (wcflinda@gmail.com). We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942951
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois discussion Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 7:30pm (Hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Girlhood By Melissa Febos Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635579314
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 24th, 2022

Girlhood discussion Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:30pm (Hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Poem That Never Ends By Silvina Lopez Medin Cover Image
$18.34
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781734498448
Published: Essay Press - April 30th, 2021

Poem that Never Ends discussion Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:30pm (Hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories By Gish Jen, Gish Jen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314098
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - November 1st, 2022

Thank You, Mr. Nixon discussion Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:30pm (Hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Fever Dream: A Novel By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America By Heather Cox Richardson Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780197581797
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 8th, 2022

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation By Imani Perry Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062977373
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2023

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The Maid: A Novel By Nita Prose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593356173
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

The Swallows: A Novel By Lisa Lutz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818256
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 6th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Swallows discussion Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:30pm (VIRTUAL via Zoom!) Email Linda at wcflinda@gmail.com for the link.


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Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

Our last meeting of the year will be our annual selection meeting and potluck--Tues., December 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Please note different time.)

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Matrix by Lauren Groff discussion: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 


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All In: An Autobiography By Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers Cover Image
$30.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781101947333
Published: Knopf - August 17th, 2021

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** All In: An Autobiography by Billy Jean King discussion: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 


Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood By Dawn Turner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982107710
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate and Sisterhood by Dawn Turner discussion: Tuesday, August 16, 2022


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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath By Heather Clark Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307951267
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark discussion: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 


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On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed discussion: Tuesday, June 14, 2022


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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake By Tiya Miles Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** All That She Carried by Tiya Miles discussion: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 


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Obit By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$17.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781556595745
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Obit by Victoria Chang discussion: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 


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Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393352566
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys discussion: Tuesday, March 15, 2022


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Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations (Routledge Classics) By Bell Hooks Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780415389587
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Published: Routledge - May 12th, 2006

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Outlaw Culture by bell hooks Discussion: February 15, 2022


Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593133385
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Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters discussion January 18, 2022


The Undocumented Americans By Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Billanvicencio disucssion November 16, 2021


The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525536963
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett discussion: Tuesday, October 19, 2021


The Resisters: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Gish Jen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525657224
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Resisters by Gish Jen discussion: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021


The Night Watchman: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich discussion August 17th, 2021


My Dark Vanessa: A Novel By Kate Elizabeth Russell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062941510
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell discussion Tuesday, July 20th, 2021


Golem Girl: A Memoir By Riva Lehrer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984820327
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: One World - October 26th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Golem Girl discussion on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 


Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century By Jessica Bruder Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356311
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Nomadland discussion on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 


Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems By Natalie Diaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Postcolonial Love Poem discussion on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 


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In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** In the Dream House discussion on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Caste discussion on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021


Henna House: A Novel By Nomi Eve Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781476740287
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2015

***Previous Selection**** Henna House discussion on Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Frankissstein By Jeanette Winterson Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780802149398
Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Frankissstein discussion on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 

 


1919 By Eve L. Ewing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608465989
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - June 11th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** 1919 discussion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 


Women Talking By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Women Talking discussion on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 


The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness By Sy Montgomery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781451697728
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Soul of an Octopus discussion on Tuesday, August 18, 2020


The Guest Book: A Novel By Sarah Blake Cover Image
$17.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250110275
Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Guest Book discussion on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Girl, Woman, Other discussion on Tuesday, June 16, 2020


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** All You Can Ever Know discussion on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 


All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation By Rebecca Traister Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476716572
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - October 11th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** All the Single Ladies discussion on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, February 18, 2020 


The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, January 21, 2020 


Washington Black By Esi Edugyan Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399590528
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, September 17, 2019 


The Great Believers: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, October 15, 2019 


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower By Brittney Cooper Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, August 20, 2019 


The Lake on Fire By Rosellen Brown Cover Image
$17.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781946448231
Published: Sarabande Books - October 16th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, July 16, 2019 


The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class By Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9780691183176
Published: Princeton University Press - October 23rd, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, June 18, 2019


The Friend: A Novel By Sigrid Nunez Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735219458
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 By Blanche Wiesen Cook Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9780143109624
Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side By Eve L. Ewing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780226526164
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 10th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, February 19, 2019


The Song of Achilles: A Novel By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Tuesday, January 15, 2019