Sunday, January 27, 2008

500 Great Books By Women--Erica Bauermeister, Jesse Larsen and Holly Smith

Published in 1994, this book is a great reader's advisory tool. It consists of short summaries of notable fiction and nonfiction by female authors, arranged by themes. The themes include Art, Growing Up, Violence, Power, Work and others. The best thing about this book is that it truly succeeds in bringing in non-Western writers and writers not of the current or modern period and the book descriptions are well-written and appeal to the adventuresome reader.

Definitely a book to keep an eye out for if you do reader's advisory or want to come up with a theme list, or if you are looking for good reads for yourself. It's still in print and available new or used online, and also available in at least 1 Clevnet library.

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