Women's History Novels for 12U

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Read "The Lady and the Unicorn A Novel" by Tracy Chevalier available from Rakuten Kobo. A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind o. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Unicorn Books, Unicorn Tapestries, Medieval Tapestry, Medieval Books, Historical Fiction, Fiction Books

The Lady And The Unicorn: A Novel

A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic…

Read "The Virgin Blue A Novel" by Tracy Chevalier available from Rakuten Kobo. Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella . Good Books, Books To Read, Read Box, Beautiful Book Covers, Blue Books, Historical Fiction, So Little Time, Novels, Ebooks

The Virgin Blue: A Novel

Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family’s French ancestry. As the novel unfolds—alternating between Ella’s…

Read "Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe available from Rakuten Kobo. Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders details the life of the . Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, English Novels, Daniel Defoe, Modern Library, Beginning Reading, Mass Market, Women In History, Used Books

Moll Flanders

Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a popular prostitute and brilliant thief. The story of Moll Flanders vividly…

If you love Philippa Gregory, this list of book recommendations is for you! Featuring Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Tracy Chevalier, Philippa Gregory, 12th Book, Lectures, Book Club Books

Girl With A Pearl Earring: A Novel

The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of A Single Thread and At the Edge of the Orchard Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer''s most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual…

Read "The Russlander" by Sandra Birdsell available from Rakuten Kobo. Katherine (Katya) Vogt is now an old woman living in Winnipeg, but the story of how she and her family came to Canada be. Interesting Reads, Interesting History, Women In History, Family History, Books To Read, My Books, Bolshevik Revolution, Book Corners, Reading Rainbow

The Russlander

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The newest Oprah’s Book Club selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.Writing at the height. Book Club Books, The Book, Books To Read, My Books, Library Books, Book Nerd, Reading Groups, Reading Lists, Book Lists

The Invention Of Wings: A Novel

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings, a novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy…

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The Color Purple

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Winner of the National Book Award Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters-one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South-who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American…

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It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady’s intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, however, the pain of parting is buried beneath…

Sarah Polley adapted and will produce Alias Grace, a Netflix miniseries based on the award winning novel by Margaret Atwood. Reading Lists, Book Lists, Margaret Atwood Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Are You The One, Love You, Books To Read, My Books, A Dance With Dragons

Alias Grace: A Novel

In Alias Grace , bestselling author Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an…

Read "A Lost Lady" by Willa Cather available from Rakuten Kobo. A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them. Novels About Life, My Antonia, Public Domain Books, Willa Cather, Thing 1, Vintage Classics, Classic Books, Women In History, Audio Books

A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them. To the people of Sweet Water, a fading railroad town on the Western plains, Mrs. Forrester is the resident aristocrat, at once gracious and comfortably remote. To her aging husband she is a treasure whose value increases as his powers fail. To Niel Herbert, who falls in love with her as a boy and becomes her confidant as a man, Mrs. Forrester is by turns steadfast and faithless…

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The Blind Assassin

Winner of the Booker Prize 2000, The Blind Assassin is a spellbinding novel that spans the decades between the First World War and the present, offering the sweep of an epic and the intimate focus of a family drama. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin , she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with…

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Clara Callan

In a small town in Canada, Clara Callan reluctantly takes leave of her sister, Nora, who is bound for New York. It's a time when the growing threat of fascism in Europe is a constant worry, and people escape from reality through radio and the movies. Meanwhile, the two sisters -- vastly different in personality, yet inextricably linked by a shared past -- try to find their places within the complex web of social expectations for young women in the 1930s. While Nora embarks on a glamorous…

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Agnes Grey: New Edition

''How delightful it would be to be a governess!'' When the young Agnes Grey takes up her first post as governess she is full of hope; she believes she only has to remember ''myself at their age'' to win her pupils'' love and trust. Instead she finds the young children she has to deal with completely unmanageable. They are, as she observes to her mother, ''unimpressible, incomprehensible creatures''. In writing her first novel, Anne Bronte drew on her own experiences, and one can trace in the…

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The Edible Woman

Marian has a problem. A willing member of the consumer society in which she lives, she suddenly finds herself identifying with the things being consumed. She can cope with her tidy-minded fiancé, Peter, who likes shooting rabbits. She can cope with her job in market research, and the antics of her roommate. She can even cope with Duncan, a graduate student who seems to prefer laundromats to women. But not being able to eat is a different matter. Steak was the first to go. Then lamb, pork…