Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Women of the World Book Club: A Summary and Book List

We've just finished two full years of hosting Women of the World Book Club here at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore. It's been full of really wonderful discussions on what constitutes home, feminism, sexism, cultural histories, ghosts, mixed race and the construction of race, writing, editing, and so much more. We've read books about Ireland, China, Jamaica, Sudan, India, Vietnam, England, Nigeria, Sweden, New Zealand, Mexico, Iran, France, Spain, Japan, Ukraine, and a few in the United States, set in entirely different backgrounds (like the American South).

Interested in our book list for the past two years? Check it out below, and start exploring women writers from all around the world and all across the United States!

January 2008: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
February 2008: Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
Mar 2008: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
April 2008: Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey
May 2008: Peony in Love by Lisa See
June 2008: Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
July 2008: The Gathering by Anne Enright
August 2008: Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber
Sept 2008: La Perdida by Jessica Abel
October 2008: Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
December 2008: Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nyugen

Jan 2009: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Feb 2009: Slave by Mende Nazer
Mar 2009: The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery
April 2009: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
May 2009: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
June 2009: Kinky Gazpacho by Lori Tharps
July 2009: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Aug 2009: Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
Sept 2009: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Oct 2009: Pig Candy by Lise Funderburg
Dec 2009: Hungry Woman in Paris by Josefina Lopez

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