Show Me the Women Book Club

 

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Meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. 

 

We're dedicating time to the stories about pivotal women throughout history who are slowly getting the recognition they deserve. We'll read biographies and memoirs ranging across time and geography to learn about various women who impacted the world.

 

Book group selections are 10 percent off the month before discussion at WORD. 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB FACILITATOR

Holly Dowell was once called a "nonfiction queen" and she has proudly taken up the title. Within that genre, she typically reads lesser-known history, anything social scienc-y, and memoirs. When it comes to fiction, she has a soft spot for elderly protagonists and stories that involve resilience, hope, and honesty. Recommending books is Holly's love language.

 

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Girlhood By Melissa Febos Cover Image
$17.10
ISBN: 9781635579314
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 24th, 2022

Discussion: June 14, 2023


Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

Discussion: May 10, 2023


Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle By Clare Hunter Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781419747656
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

Discussion: April 12, 2023


Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood By Hilary A. Hallett Cover Image
$32.50
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781631490699
Published: Liveright - July 26th, 2022

Discussion: March 8, 2023


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake By Tiya Miles Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984855015
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

Discussion: February 8, 2023


Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America By Mayukh Sen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324035909
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 18th, 2022

Discussion: January 11, 2023


The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live By Danielle Dreilinger Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324021865
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

Discussion: December 9, 2022


Dog Flowers: A Memoir, an Archive By Danielle Geller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984820419
Availability: Backordered
Published: One World - April 12th, 2022

Discussion: Wednesday, November 9, 2022


My Broken Language: A Memoir By Quiara Alegría Hudes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590061
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: One World - January 11th, 2022

Discussion: October 14, 2022


Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335282408
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hanover Square Press - October 19th, 2021

Discussion: September 9, 2022


Bound Feet & Western Dress: A Memoir By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385479646
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - September 15th, 1997

Discussion: August 19, 2022


Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982115197
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022

Discussion: July 8, 2022


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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More By Janet Mock Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476709130
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

Discussion: June 10, 2022


Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World By Christine Mathieu, Yang Erche Namu Cover Image
$24.19
ISBN: 9780316735490
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - February 10th, 2004

Discussion: May 13, 2022


The Heroine with 1001 Faces By Maria Tatar Cover Image
$30.00
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781631498817
Published: Liveright - September 14th, 2021

Discussion: April 8, 2022


Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion By Tori Telfer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062956033
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

Discussion: March 11, 2022

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Assata: An Autobiography By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

Discussion: February 11, 2022


The Gilded Edge: Two Audacious Women and the Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America By Catherine Prendergast Cover Image
$28.00
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9780593182925
Published: Dutton - October 12th, 2021

Discussion: January 21, 2022


On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker By A'Lelia Bundles Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780743431729
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - January 1st, 2002

Discussion: December 10, 2021


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When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062973306
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - March 23rd, 2021

DiscussioN: November 10, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)


New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story By Winifred Gallagher Cover Image
$28.00
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9780735223257
Published: Penguin Press - July 20th, 2021

Discussion: October 8, 2021


The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State By Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney (Foreword by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9781524760441
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - October 16th, 2018

Discussion: September 10, 2021


Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR By Lisa Napoli Cover Image
$28.00
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781419750403
Published: Abrams Press - April 13th, 2021

Discussion: August 13, 2021


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

Discussion: July 9, 2021


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By Kate Moore Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

Discussion: June 11, 2021


Unbowed: A Memoir By Wangari Maathai Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307275202
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - September 4th, 2007

Discussion: May 14, 2021


Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race By Stephanie Nolen Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781568583198
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - October 21st, 2004

Discussion: April 16, 2021

 


Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet By Claire L. Evans Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593329443
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Portfolio - July 7th, 2020

Discussion: March 12, 2021


Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All By Martha S. Jones Cover Image
$30.00
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781541618619
Published: Basic Books - September 8th, 2020

Discussion: February 12, 2021


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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II By Sonia Purnell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735225312
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

Discussion: January 8, 2020