February 2014 Book Recommendations

February 2014 Book Recommendations

Every month, our staff at The California Journal of Women Writers will be highlighting our current reading selections, in order to help grow exposure for the myriad of women writers who should be recognized for their work. Our collective voices as women have the ability to reach far and wide. By bringing you our favorite titles, our hope is that you’re introduced to new writers, new stories, and new visions. We promise you’ll find your next great reading choice from one of our lists. 

Allison Schulz

Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way.
2002. 237 p.p. Tarcher/Putnam (978-1585421466).

Greenberg, Isabel. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth.
2013. 176 p.p. Little, Brown and Company (978-0316225816).

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Invention of Wings.
2014. 384 p.p. Viking Adult (978-0670024780).

Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch.
2013. 784 p.p. Little, Brown and Company (978-0316055437).

Wiseman, Laura Madeline. Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence.
2013. 252 p.p. Hyacinth Girl Press (978-0615772783).

Cassandra da Costa

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah.
2013. 496 p.p. Knopf (978-0307271082).

Choi, Susan. My Education.
2013. 304 p.p. Viking Adult (978-0670024902).

Griffin, Farah Jasmine. Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.
2013. 264 p.p. Basic Civitas Books (978-0465018758).

Lasky, Dorothea. Awe.
2007. 88 p.p. Wave Books (978-1933517247).

Stein, Gertrude. Tender Buttons.
1997. 80 p.p. Dover Publications (978-0486298979).

Jennifer Carter

Celona, Marjorie. Y.
2013. 272 p.p. Free Press (978-1451674385).

Durro, Heidi W. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.
2011. 272 p.p. Algonquin Books (978-1616200152).

Grissom, Kathleen. The Kitchen House.
2010. 384 p.p. Touchstone (978-1439153666).

Littlefield, Sophie. Garden of Stones.
2013. 320 p.p. Harlequin MIRA (978-0778313526).

Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray.
2012. 368 p.p. Speak (978-0142420591).

Stacey Balkun

Duhamel, Denise. Blowout (Pitt Poetry Series).
2013. 104 p.p. University of Pittsburgh Press (978-0822962366).

Faizullah, Tarfia. Seam.
2014. 80 p.p. Southern Illinois University Press (978-0809333257).

Journey, Anna. If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting: Poems.
2009. 104 p.p. University of Georgia Press (978-0820333687).

Nordhaus, Hannah. The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.
2011. 288 p.p. Harper Perennial (978-0061873256).

Smith, Tracy K. Life on Mars: Poems.
2011. 88 p.p. Graywolf Press (978-1555975845).

Solnit, Rebecca. The Faraway Nearby.
2013. 272 p.p. Viking Adult (978-0670025961).


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