Enjoy Women’s History Month with some great recommendations from Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT.
Kathy recommends Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this insightful historical narrative, provides a glimpse into the life of Maude, a Cherokee woman in Depression-era Oklahoma. A great coming-of-age story, Maud is strong and wise beyond her years.
Our book club will be reading and discussing Willa Cather’s classic My Ántonia this month. In this symphonically powerful and magnificently observed novel, Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose calm, undemonstrative strength and robust high spirits make her emblematic of life on the Nebraska prairie.
Anna recommends In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story of the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands.
Jessica has been a fan of Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union. This civil war story follows Elle Burns– a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South to spy for the Union Army. Inspired by the life of Mary Jane Richards, aka Mary Bowser.