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Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer

Reading Group Guide Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots By Jessica Soffer   Introduction Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks, making croissants and chocolat chaud, seeking out rare ingredients, all to earn the love of her distracted chef of a mother. When Lorca is expelled from public school, her mother decides to pack her off [...]

The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R. by Carole DeSanti

To read an interview with the author, see a schedule of events, and explore other features, visit www.caroledesanti.net. “Epic times make for epic books. The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R. is both sweeping in scope and painstaking in detail. Eugénie R.’s story, from naïve goose girl to resilient survivor, makes for wonderful, suspenseful reading.”—Karen Joy [...]

Woven on the Wind and Leaning into the Wind edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier, and Nancy Curtis

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom Use Both Books The editors of these groundbreaking collections, all three of whom are ranch women, used to joke about the West’s stereotypical images and perennial popularity. As Deirdre Stoelzle points out in her essay “The Curtsy” (Leaning into the Wind), “The fake cowboys are the ones [...]

Woven on the Wind and Leaning into the Wind edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier, and Nancy Curtis

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom Use Both Books The editors of these groundbreaking collections, all three of whom are ranch women, used to joke about the West’s stereotypical images and perennial popularity. As Deirdre Stoelzle points out in her essay “The Curtsy” (Leaning into the Wind), “The fake cowboys are the ones [...]

The Peabody Sisters by Megan Marshall

  • Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Biography • Winner, Francis Parkman Prize awarded by The Society of American Historians • Winner, Mark Lynton History Prize About the Book Fascinating, insightful, and wholly engrossing, The Peabody Sisters is a landmark biography of three women who made American intellectual history. Though theirs may not be household names, [...]

Crazy Woman Creek edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier, and Nancy Curtis

  About the Editors Linda M. Hasselstrom, born in Texas, divides her time between Hermosa, South Dakota, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been widely published. She is the author of eleven books, including Between Grass and Sky: Where I Live and Work and Feels Like Far: A Rancher’s Life on the [...]

Womenfolks by Shirley Abbott

  “Wonderful and important.” — Pat Conroy “Regardless of where we are born, Womenfolks gives us the courage and energy to ask who we really are.” — Boston Globe About the Book In a captivating tribute to the mothers and daughters of the South, Shirley Abbott combines personal memoir with meditation on family, myth and [...]

The World Before Her by Deborah Weisgall

  About the Book A stunning novel about two women and two marriages, by a writer who has been hailed as “exquisite” by Cynthia Ozick. Two women return to Venice: one in June of 1880, the other a hundred years later. The first is Marian Evans, the great English novelist whose pen name is George [...]

The Real Minerva by Mary Sharratt

  About the Book A riveting, old-fashioned story with a modern spirit, Mary Sharratt’s The Real Minerva is the tale of three women forging their own paths in the midwestern farming community of Minerva, Minnesota. In 1923, as book-loving Penny enters adolescence, her mother pulls her out of school to go to work. Penny, the [...]

Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

  About the Book “Lively and illuminating…[Lowenthal] has accomplished the difficult feat of marrying the facts of history with the details that make a fictional life come alive…nothing short of a gift.” —Anita Shreve, Washington Post Book World About the Author Michael Lowenthal grew up near Washington, D.C., and graduated from Dartmouth College, after which [...]