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Celebrating Women's History Month



Illustration by Jane Mount

A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.


In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a selection of staff picks written by women selected by the women of Bookstore1. These are some of the books we love!


Americanah by by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Katia's Staff Pick:

"A poignant and complex love story; a sharp and sometimes heartbreaking exploration of identity, race and the immigrant experience. A beautiful read!"






Middlemarch by George Eliot

Nora's Staff Pick:

"If you haven’t read Middlemarch, now is the time—thought by many to be the best novel written in English."








The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Elsie's Staff Pick:

"Return to the Neapolitan world of Lenu and Lila. Great writing, great translation, great story. Read it and weep."







Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Andrea's Staff Pick: "An absolutely wonderful graphic novel about racism, love, fitting- in, politics and family. The author is of Indian descent. Dark-skinned, she experiences racism first hand. Her husband is white and Jewish, her son dark-skinned, inquisitive and hopeful. Jacobs shows us the unwitting racism all around us. A moving and insightful look at the world today.



The River Within by Karen Powell Georgia's Staff Pick:

"The loves and losses of two related women--one does her loving in pre-World War II England, the other in the decade after the war. Lovely and sad."






The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Melanie's Staff Pick:

"A fascinating story of the blue-skinned people and the pack horse librarians of Kentucky."







Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Roxanne's Staff Pick:

"Gorgeous! A meditative, yet quick, read coming of age story set in 1970's Brooklyn which beautifully addresses poverty, Vietnam, heroin and addiction. Spiritual and soulful."



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