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« Reply #195 on: May 21, 2016, 5:24:23 pm »

I'm reading Pandemic by Sonia Shah - I loved her book about Malaria and I am enjoying this one as well.
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« Reply #196 on: May 21, 2016, 6:20:49 pm »

I'm reading Pandemic by Sonia Shah - I loved her book about Malaria and I am enjoying this one as well.

Sounds interesting!

Lately, I've read some new-ish sci-fi women authors, some fantastic, some so-so. And I'm also listening to the Maisie Dobbs mysteries now and then.

I've also been reading about women from diverse cultures who have escaped oppression or worked for women's rights and other important things.

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim
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« Reply #197 on: Yesterday at 04:58:19 pm »

For Sedgwick, try Hope Leslie -- it was written in response to Last of the Mohicans, which Sedgwick found overly sexist and racist. It's a frontier romance with the topic of female participation in the New Republic at its heart.

Hope Leslie is fantastic. I should reread it.

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My favorite Alcott stories are the ones that don't feature the March children. You might try the collection that Madeleine Stern edited -- fans of Little Women are often surprised by the sexiness of Alcott's gothic stories. I'd imagine Behind a Mask is the most famous of these now.

Yes! Work my favorite Alcott novel. (It's not gothic, though.)
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