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Special Women

May 3, 2013
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“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer.” William Shakespeare.

This quote by Shakespeare reminds me of some very special women in my life, namely, my three daughters. They are, indeed, full of spirit and truly outshine the summer sun with their inner beauty. Since May is a month that we take time to remember the special woman or women in our lives I have listed a few books we have available that are written by women and tell us about themselves or other women who contributed to society in a variety of ways.

DB 70402 YOU WERE ALWAYS MOM’S FAVORITE! SISTERS IN CONVERSATION THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES
The author uses anecdotes to explain the ways female siblings can be both positive and negative influences in each others lives.

DB 71261 A FEW GOOD WOMEN: AMERICA’S MILITARY WOMEN FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE WARS IN IRAQ
The authors use archives and personal interviews to compile a history of American military women.

DB72057 CONFEDERATE HEROINES: 120 SOUTHERN WOMEN CONVICTED BY UNION MILITARY JUSTICE
The author uses federal court documents from military trials to profile women sympathizers of the Confederate cause. The defendants ranged from wealthy plantation owners to city prostitutes who served as spies, bushwhackers and smugglers.

DB72111 WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF AN ORDINARY WOMAN
Essays by author Lisa Scottoline discussing family, friends, her dislike of Spanx undergarments and shopping for jeans.

DB 73235 A LINEAGE OF GRACE: FIVE STORIES OF UNLIKELY WOMEN WHO CHANGED ETERNITY
Five previously published novellas about women from Christian history. Stories are about Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary, mother of Jesus.

DB 73665 THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHAMA: FIVE SISTERS, ONE REMARKABLE FAMILY AND THE WOMEN WHO RISKED EVERYTHING TO KEEP THEM SAFE.
Journalist recounts her trip to Afghanistan in 2005 to study the role of women entrepreneurs in war zones.

DB 73985 THE MAGIC ROOM: A STORY ABOUT THE LOVE WE WISH FOR OUR DAUGHTERS
This book profiles a small-town Michigan bridal shop, its multi-generational female owners and many of the brides who purchased gowns there.

DB 74817 LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE
Best-selling novelist, Anna Quindlen, reminisces about her life and the process of aging.

DB 73279 THE PIONEER WOMAN: BLACK HEELS TO TRACTOR WHEELS: A LOVE STORY
The author relates returning to Oklahoma after attending college in Los Angeles and encountering the cowboy she calls the “Marlboro Man”.

DB 71077 I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE: THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD
The playwright of “The Vagina Monologues” creates fictional monologues that are interspersed with facts about girls and aimed at empowering young women to give voice to their emotions.

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