Multcolib Picks: #ReadWomen2014, the Northwest edition

The Complete Writings of Emily Carr
The Complete Writings of Emily Carr By Carr, Emily Book - 1997 759.11 C31c 1997 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Emily Carr was a supremely gifted writer and artist. This volume, originally published in 1993 as The Emily Carr Omnibus, makes available all seven of her books: Klee Wyck, The Book of Small, The House of All Sorts, Growing Pains, The Heart of a Peacock, Pause, and Hundreds and Thousands.

Incarnadine Poems By Szybist, Mary Book - 2013 811.6 S999i 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. "Inside these poems is a deep yearning--for love," motherhood, the will to see things as they are and to speak.

Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower By Butler, Octavia E. Book - 2000 SF BUTLER 2000 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape.

Geek Love
Geek Love By Dunn, Katherine Book - 2002 FICTION DUNN 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 24 copies

Annotation:Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results.

Dear Ghosts
Dear Ghosts Poems By Gallagher, Tess Book - 2006 811.5 G162dg 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Fourteen years since Moon Crossing Bridge (a collection of elegies for the poet's late husband, fiction writer Raymond Carver), Gallagher enters new territory. Moving beyond the elegy to a kind of love letter, she addresses both the living and the dead, invoking her Pacific Northwest childhood in a lumber worker's family, her Irish roots, and Japanese and Eastern European friends and colleagues." (Library Journal)

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 By Cleary, Beverly Book - 2006 j CLEARY 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ramona at 7 1/2 sometimes feels discriminated against by being the youngest in the family.

The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear A Novel By Auel, Jean M. Book - 2001 FICTION AUEL 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Auel takes us back to the dawn of mankind and sweeps us up into the amazing and wonderful world of Ayla, one of the most remarkable heroines ever imagined.

Diet for A Small Planet
Diet for A Small Planet By Lappé, Frances Moore Book - 1991 641.563 L316d 1991 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Lappe's classic of the 90's still remains valid, and stresses how food remains the central issue through which to understand world politics.

Gilead By Robinson, Marilynne Book - 2004 FICTION ROBINSON All copies in use Availability details Holds: 68 on 13 copies

Annotation: In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition...

The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness By Le Guin, Ursula K. Book - 2010 SF LEGUIN 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 19 copies

Annotation:Le Guin's Hainish series begins with the assumption that centuries ago humanoids from the planet Hain ventured through the solar system establishing colonies on various planets including Earth. For mysterious reasons these colonies lose all contact and knowledge of each other until the 21st century when an attempt is made to establish a galactic league.

Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Strayed, Cheryl Book - 2012 917.9 S913w 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 78 on 130 copies

Annotation:A memoir of Strayed's 1100-mile journey across the Pacific Crest trail, and what she learned.

The Hearts of Horses
The Hearts of Horses By Gloss, Molly Book - 2007 FICTION GLOSS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 12 copies

Annotation:In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses.

A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being By Ozeki, Ruth L. Book - 2013 FICTION OZEKI 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 183 on 39 copies

Annotation:In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

Annotation:Beginning with the May 2014 issue, The Critical Flame will dedicate one year of its review coverage wholly to women writers and writers of color.

Annotation:Writer and artist Joanna Walsh wants this to be the year that more women are read.

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When writer and artist Joanna Walsh created a set of bookmarks illustrated with her favorite women authors, she was surprised by the positive response. She went on to create a twitter hashtag, #ReadWomen2014, to promote a year of reading women authors. A lot of people have tweeted their favorites, and so we decided to get in on the action. Here is just a small sampling of our favorite female authors, with a Northwest flare, of course.

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