#StrongWomenRead: Make Space for a New Voice this International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month, highlighted by International Women’s Day on March 8. Around the world there will be marches, protests, celebrations and acknowledgment of the struggles women have both overcome and still continue to fight. As readers, we can celebrate the work of women who are changing the world by changing the narrative, by… Read More »

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Six Mother and Daughter Books to Read if You Loved ‘Lady Bird’

It’s Oscar season, and one of the films generating a great deal of buzz is Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, a coming-of-age story featuring the often tempestuous relationship between a mother and her college-bound daughter. The moments of discord between the two are intense, but so are the points of connection: they each struggle to figure… Read More »

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#StrongWomenRead: The Fierceness of Female Friendships

In As You Wish, the last book in Jude Devereaux’s enchanting Summerhouse series, three women of differing backgrounds, experiences and even generations, wind up at a vacation house in Maine at the same time. Each of the women are nursing personal regrets and disappointments, but despite feeling alone, come to trust and find strength in… Read More »

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#StrongWomenRead: Six Protagonists Who Overcame Adversity

Complex, nuanced and yes, sometimes struggling—the women we love most in books are the women that are able to show their vulnerable side and their warrior side; women in complicated situations who have the audacity, strength and tenacity to overcome adversity while keeping it real. From a mother willing to do anything to protect her… Read More »

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