Classics of Women's Literature Book Group

This group reads classic books by women that were published at least 25 years ago. It expands the definition of "classics" to include both authors who have made it into the canon, and many from around the world who haven't (yet).

This book group meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.  

Leader: Lynn Mooney (lynn@womenandchildrenfirst.com)

Desperate Characters By Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen (Introduction by)
$14.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780393351101
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2015

Desperate Characters discussion: Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


The God of Small Things: A Novel By Arundhati Roy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

The God of Small Things discussion: Monday, November 21, 2022 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


A Room Of One's Own (annotated) By Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156030410
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Mariner Books - August 1st, 2005

A Room of One’s Own discussion: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Villette (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Charlotte Bronte, Weike Wang (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Weike Wang (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780375758508
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Modern Library - October 9th, 2001

Villette discussion: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom) 


Kitchen By Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator) Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802142443
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2006

Kitchen discussion: Monday, February 20, 2023 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


They By Kay Dick, Scholes (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Kay Dick, Scholes (Afterword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781946022288
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: McNally Editions - February 1st, 2022

They discussion: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)

(and selection meeting)


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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

Wide Sargasso Sea discussion: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7 PM (hybrid: in-person and Zoom)


Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Beloved by Toni Morrison discussion: Wednesday, September 21, 2022


The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories By Sarah Orne Jewett Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140434767
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Classics - May 1st, 1996

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett discussion: Monday, August 15, 2022 


Lucy: A Novel By Jamaica Kincaid Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374527358
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 4th, 2002

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid discussion: Monday, July 18, 2022 


The Custom of the Country (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Edith Wharton, Jia Tolentino (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Jia Tolentino (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375758072
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Modern Library - October 9th, 2001

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton discussion: Monday, June 27, 2022 


Antelope Woman: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062375285
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - October 25th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Antelope Woman by Louise Erdrich (formerly called The Antelope Wife) discussion: Monday, May 16, 2022


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Caraf Books) By Maryse Condé Cover Image
Unavailable from our sources
ISBN: 9780813927671
Published: University of Virginia Press - February 5th, 2009

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde discussion: Monday, April 18, 2022


Eva Luna: A Novel By Isabel Allende Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117084
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Eva Luna discussion: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7pm 


Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South By Mab Segrest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620972991
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: New Press - September 24th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Memoir of a Race Traitor discussion: Monday, February 21, 2022


Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915801
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Amistad - January 5th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick discussion: Monday, January 17, 2022 

 


We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Orange Collection) By Shirley Jackson Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780143129547
Published: Penguin Classics - October 18th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** We Have Always Lived in the Castle discussion: Monday, December 13, 2021


Corregidora (Celebrating Black Women Writers #1) By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807061091
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Corregidora discussion: Monday, November 15, 2021


A Legacy By Sybille Bedford, Brenda Wineapple (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sybille Bedford, Brenda Wineapple (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781590178263
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: NYRB Classics - March 3rd, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** A Legacy discussion: Monday, October 18, 2021 


Louisiana By Erna Brodber Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781578060313
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: University Press of Mississippi - September 1st, 1997

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Louisiana discussion: Monday, September 13, 2021


The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story By Susan Hill Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307950215
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - October 18th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  The Woman in Black discussion: Monday, August 16, 2021 


American Indian Stories (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Zitkala-Sa, Layli Long Soldier (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Zitkala-Sa, Layli Long Soldier (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781984854216
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Modern Library - May 21st, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  American Indian Stories discussion: Monday, July 19, 2021


In the Time of the Butterflies By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781565129764
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** In the Time of the Butterflies discussion: Monday, June 21, 2021

 

 


Save Me The Waltz By Zelda Fitzgerald Cover Image
$17.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781999828042
Published: Aaron Hobbs - November 21st, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Save Me the Waltz discussion: Monday, May 24, 2021


The Hour of the Star By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translated by), Colm Tóibín (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translated by), Colm Tóibín (Introduction by)
$12.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780811219495
Published: New Directions - November 9th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Hour of the Star discussion: Monday, April 19, 2021 

 


The Gastronomical Me By M. F. K. Fisher Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780865473928
Published: North Point Press - October 10th, 1989

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Gastronomical Me discussion: Monday, March 15, 2021 


Paradise of the Blind By Thu Huong Duong Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062168542
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: William Morrow & Company - May 11th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Paradise of the Blind discussion: Monday, February 15, 2021


The Artificial Silk Girl: A Novel By Irmgard Keun, Kathie von Ankum (Translated by) Cover Image
By Irmgard Keun, Kathie von Ankum (Translated by)
$20.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781590514542
Published: Other Press - June 14th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Artificial Silk Girl discussion: Monday, January 25, 2021


The Bone People: A Novel By Keri Hulme Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140089226
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Books - October 7th, 1986

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Bone People discussion meeting: Monday, December 21, 2020 


Pale Horse, Pale Rider By Katherine Anne Porter Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780151707553
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Mariner Books - June 18th, 1990

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Pale Horse, Pale Rider discussion meeting: Monday, November 19, 2020 


Happy All the Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Laurie Colwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307474407
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - March 23rd, 2010

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, October 19, 2020 


Love in a Fallen City By Eileen Chang, Karen S. Kingsbury (Translated by), Eileen Chang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Eileen Chang, Karen S. Kingsbury (Translated by), Eileen Chang (Translated by)
$17.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781590171783
Published: NYRB Classics - October 10th, 2006

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, September 21, 2020


Mansfield Park By Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439808
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, August 17, 2020 


Wild Seed (Patternist #1) By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538751480
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 17th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, July 20, 2020


***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, June 15, 2020 

 


The Wedding: A Novel By Dorothy West Cover Image
$16.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780385471442
Published: Anchor - January 1st, 1996

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, April 13, 2020 


The Awakening: A Novel (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Kate Chopin, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kate Chopin, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9781984854360
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Modern Library - June 18th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, March 9, 2020 


Mean Spirit: A Novel By Linda Hogan Cover Image
$8.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780804108638
Published: Ivy Books - November 24th, 1991

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, February 17, 2020 


The Book of the City of Ladies By Christine de Pizan, Rosalind Brown-Grant (Translated by), Rosalind Brown-Grant (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Christine de Pizan, Rosalind Brown-Grant (Translated by), Rosalind Brown-Grant (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140446890
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Classics - January 1st, 2000

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, January 20, 2020


Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679738565
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 1992

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, December 16, 2019 


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall By Anne Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by) Cover Image
By Anne Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by)
$14.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780140434743
Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1996

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Monday, November 11, 2019


Nervous Conditions By Tsiti Dangarembga Cover Image
$13.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780954702335
Published: Ayebia Clarke Publishing - December 19th, 2004

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, October 2019


The Sea Around Us By Rachel Carson Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780190906764
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 18th, 2018

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, September 16, 2019 


Lakota Woman By Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes (With) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802145420
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Lakota Woman on Monday, August 19, 2019 


All Our Yesterdays By Natalia Ginzburg, Angus Davidson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Angus Davidson (Translated by)
$15.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781628725087
Published: Arcade - July 7th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** All Our Yesterdays on Monday, July 15, 2019 


Clear Light Of Day By Anita Desai Cover Image
$14.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780618074518
Published: Harper Perennial - September 12th, 2000

***PREVIOUS SELECTION *** Clear Light of Day on Monday, June 17, 2019


Heart Is A Lonely Hunter By Carson McCullers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618526413
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Mariner Books - April 21st, 2004

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter on Monday, May 20, 2019


The House of the Spirits: A Novel By Isabel Allende Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117015
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Atria Books - December 15th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, April 22, 2019 


Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel By Francoise Sagan Cover Image
$15.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780061440793
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 17th, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, March 18, 2019


Song of Solomon (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, February 18, 2019


Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel By Dorothy Allison Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780452297753
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2012

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, January 21, 2019