March 2014 Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations March

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. 

Stacey Balkun

Bar-nadav, Hadara. Lullaby (with Exit Sign).
2013. 88 p.p. Saturnalia (978-0983368663).

Bishop, Elizabeth. Geography III: Poems.
2008. 64 p.p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (978-0374530655).

Fennelly, Beth Ann. Tender Hooks: Poems.
2005. 128 p.p. W. W. Norton & Company (978-0393326857).

Sajé, Natasha. Vivarium: Poems.
2014. 86 p.p. Tupelo Press (978-1936797448).

Saulitis, Eva. Many Ways to Say It.
2012. 96 p.p. Red Hen Press (978-1597092425).

Jennifer Carter

Brooks, Joanna. The Book of Mormon Girl.
2012. 240 p.p. Free Press (978-1451699685).

Conley, Susan. Paris Was the Place.
2013. 368 p.p. Knopf (978-0307594075).

Danticat, Edwidge. Claire of the Sea Light.
2013. 256 p.p. Knopf (978-0307271792).

Ozeki, Ruth. A Tale for the Time Being.
2013. 432 p.p. Viking Adult (978-0670026630).

Satrapi, Marjane. The Complete Persepolis.
2000. 341 p.p. Pantheon (978-0375714832).

Cassandra da Costa

Heti, Sheila. How Should a Person Be?
2010. 306 p.p. House of Anansi Press (978-0887842405)

Kincaid, Jamaica. The Autobiography of My Mother.
1995. 228 p.p. Plume/Penguin (978-0452274662).

Rankine, Claudia. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.
2004. 168 p.p. Graywolf Press (978-1555974077).

Spiotta, Dana. Lightning Field.
2001. 224 p.p. Scribner (978-0743223751).

Waldman, Adelle.The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
2013. 242 p.p. Henry Holt and Co. (978-0805097450).

Karen Lively

Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood.
1936. 182 p.p. New Directions (978-0811216715).

Carter, Angela. The Passion of New Eve.
1977. 192 p.p. Virago (978-0860683414).

Didion, Joan. Play It As It Lays.
1970. 213 p.p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (978-0374529949).

Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things.
1997. 321 p.p. Random House (978-0679457312).

Semple, Maria. Where’d You Go Bernadette?
2012. 330 p.p. Little, Brown and Company (978-0316204279).

Erika Rothberg

Abel, Jessica. La Perdida.
2008. 288 p.p. Pantheon (978-0375714719).

Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery and Other Stories.
2005. 320 p.p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (978-0374529536).

Klausner, Julie. I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated.
2010. 272 p.p. Gotham (978-1592405619).

Medley, Linda. Castle Waiting.
2006. 456 p.p. Fantagraphics (978-1560977476).

Shriver, Lionel. We Need to Talk About Kevin.
2011. 432 p.p. Harper Perennial (978-0062119049).

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