Jo March, Scarlett O’Hara, Scout Finch—the literary canon is brimming with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines and celebrated female authors. They placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family, not unlike women of today. When they were up against the wall, authors like Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott fought back—sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions.
Witty, informative, and inspiring—full of beloved heroines and the remarkable writers who created them—The Heroine’s Bookshelf explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters such as Jane Eyre and Lizzy Bennet can encourage modern women, showing them how to tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence and grace. From Zora Neale Hurston to Colette, Laura Ingalls Wilder to Charlotte BrontË, Harper Lee to Alice Walker, here are authors whose spirited stories and characters are more inspiring today than ever.
The Heroine's Bookshelf has been released as a paperback by Harper Perennial in the US and on occasion of my friendly chat with author Erin Blakemore last week (Talking Jane Austen with ... Erin Blakemore), you readers of My Jane Austen Book Club were granted a free copy by the publisher.
The lucky winner in this giveaway contest is ... A scattering