A great book can take you on far away journeys, perhaps, even-to Oz. The March reading list offers a look at the world through women, and female characters.
Finding Dorothy is the story behind the Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, told through the voice of the author L. Frank Baum’s wife, Maud. Written as fiction but based on research, it tells the familiar story of Dorothy’s love, loss, inspiration and perseverance.
This is the story of Winston Churchill’s scandalous, American mother, Jennie Jerome, one of history’s most remarkable women. The beautiful Lady Randolph Churchill lived an outrageously modern life, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph.
For centuries people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment as result of the Christian church’s toxic fixation on sex, the body, and physical pleasure. This Lutheran pastor calls for a new reformation, sharing stories and scriptures powerful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt, but also those who have done the hurting.
Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling; a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal and love. This powerful and thought provoking novel, set in Trinidad, follows the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty and love.
More than Words is a bittersweet, reflective novel of romance, grief, loss, and self discovery. This tender novel about a woman at the crossroads after the death of her father and caught between the love of two men and how we choose which life we are meant to live.
This novel chronicles the pain of an anorexia’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting diary-like structure. Seven women are at 17 Swann Street, a residential treatment facility, and each chapter is told from the patient’s point of view with alternating chapters.
The Last Romantics is a beautifully written tribute to the love between four siblings, a compelling family saga that navigates us through 100 years of ever-changing relationships. Despite the title, this is not a romance novel, but is about love in its many different forms.
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