Great Women Authors, Poets and Filmmakers

Quilting : poems, 1987-1990

by Lucille Clifton.

Literary Fiction

The collected autobiographies of Maya Angelou

[Maya Angelou].


Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas - a world of which most Americans are ignorant.

Marie Antoinette

Columbia Pictures Corporation ; American Zoetrope ; Pricel ; Tohokushinsha Film Corp. ; produced by Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz ; written by Sofia Coppola ; directed by Sofia Coppola.


A league of their own

Columbia Pictures presents a Parkway Production.


The awakening, and selected stories of Kate Chopin

edited, and with an introd., by Barbara H. Solomon.

Literary Fiction

Published in 1899, the short novel of feminist fiction is a sympathetic portrayal of a woman's discovery of the stifling bonds of her marriage and the strengh of her own sexuality.

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie.


Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She's the girl who has everythingincluding the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss...

We were the Mulvaneys

Joyce Carol Oates.

Literary Fiction

Selected poems

Emily Dickinson.

Literary Fiction

Over 100 best-known, best-loved poems by one of America's foremost poets, reprinted from authoritative early editions. "The Snake," "Hope," "The Chariot," many more, display unflinching honesty, psychological penetration, and technical adventurousness that have delighted and impressed generations of poetry lovers. No comparable edition at this price. Index of first lines.

The year of the flood : a novel

Margaret Atwood.

Literary Fiction

The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power. The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predi...

A mercy

Toni Morrison.

Multicultural Fiction, Literary Fiction

A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and advent...

The poisonwood Bible : a novel

Barbara Kingsolver.

Literary Fiction

*Required summer reading for all Bo Manor High students in 12th grade AP Literature and Composition.*

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on A...

Their eyes were watching God

Zora Neale Hurston.

Multicultural Fiction, Literary Fiction

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood thro...