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)

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

A Legacy discussion: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. 


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

Corregidora discussion: Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. (and book selection meeting)


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

We Have Always Lived in the Castle discussion: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. 


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

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick discussion: Monday, January 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. 

 


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

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday, September 13, 2021


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

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


American Indian Stories (Modern Library Torchbearers) 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 July 19, 2021


In the Time of the Butterflies 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 meeting: Monday, June 21, 2021

 

 


Save Me the Waltz Cover Image
By Zelda Fitzgerald, Erin E. Templeton (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781999828042
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Handheld Classics - January 14th, 2018

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


The Hour of the Star Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translated by), Colm Tóibín (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811219495
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: New Directions - November 9th, 2011

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

 


The Gastronomical Me Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780865473928
Published: North Point Press - October 10th, 1989

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


Paradise of the Blind 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 meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021


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

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


The Bone People: A Novel (Penguin Ink) Cover Image
By Keri Hulme, Pepa Heller (Illustrator)
$17.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780143116455
Published: Penguin Books - June 29th, 2010

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


Pale Horse, Pale Rider 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) 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 Cover Image
By Eileen Chang, Karen S. Kingsbury (Translated by), Eileen Chang (Translated by)
$16.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781590171783
Published: NYRB Classics - October 10th, 2006

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


Mansfield Park 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) 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


God Dies by the Nile and other Novels by Nawal El Saadawi: God Dies by the Nile, Searching and The Circling Song Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781783605965
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Zed Books - November 15th, 2015

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

 


The Wedding: A Novel 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) Cover Image
By Kate Chopin, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)
$8.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781984854360
Published: Modern Library - June 18th, 2019

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


Mean Spirit: A Novel 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 Cover Image
By Christine de Pizan, Earl Jeffrey Richards (Translated by), Natalie Zemon Davis (Foreword by)
$15.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780892552306
Published: Persea - June 1st, 1998

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


Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) 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 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 Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780954702335
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Ayebia Clarke Publishing - December 19th, 2004

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


The Sea Around Us Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780190906764
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 18th, 2018

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


Lakota Woman 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: A Novel Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Angus Davidson (Translated by), Peg Boyers (Foreword by)
$17.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781628728262
Published: Arcade - October 9th, 2018

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


Clear Light of Day Cover Image
$14.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780618074518
Published: Mariner Books - September 12th, 2000

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


Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618526413
Availability: We can order this for you!
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 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117015
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Atria Books - December 15th, 2015

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


Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061440793
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 17th, 2008

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


Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

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


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

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