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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder (ARC)

The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author:  Erin Blakemore
Publication Date:  October 19, 2010
Publisher:  Harper

Donated By:  Leah @ Amused By Books
An exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors, The Heroine's Bookshelf shows today's women how to tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence and grace.
Jo March, Scarlett O'Hara, Scout Finch—the literary canon is brimming with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines and celebrated female authors. Like today's women, they placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family. When they were up against the wall, authors like Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott fought back—sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions. In this witty, informative, and inspiring read, their stories offer much-needed literary intervention to modern women. 

Full of beloved heroines and the remarkable writers who created them, The Heroine's Bookshelf explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters such as Jane Eyre and Lizzy Bennet can encourage women today. 

Each legendary character is paired with her central quality—Anne Shirley is associated with irrepressible "Happiness," while Scarlett O'Hara personifies "Fight"—along with insights into her author's extraordinary life. From Zora Neale Hurston to Colette, Laura Ingalls Wilder to Charlotte BrontË, Harper Lee to Alice Walker, here are authors and characters whose spirited stories are more inspiring today than ever. 


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Leah mailed 12/1 - DC # 03062400000170060286 

Participants:
Katy -done
Tiffany -done
Heather -Did Not Read

Reviews

Katy - A Few More Pages
Tiffany - Tiffany's Bookshelf

11 comments:

Katy F. said...

Katy
srfbluemama[at]gmail[dot]com
CA

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

yes please!
Tiffany, PA

ham1299 said...

Heather (Proud Book Nerd)
proudbooknerd@gmail.com
IL

Amused said...

I've sent the book out: CD 03062400000170060286

Katy F. said...

Arrived in my mailbox today! Thanks!

Katy F. said...

Review posted! http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-heroines-bookshelf-by-erin.html

Katy F. said...

It's on it's way! DC# 9101128882300505403930

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

Got it today!

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

Mailed today, DC 0309 3220 0002 4086 8751

Link to review:
http://tiffanysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/01/heroines-bookshelf-by-erin-blakemore.html

ham1299 said...

Arrived today

ham1299 said...

Mailed with Still Missing. DC: 03101230000119013342

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