Slammerkin: a loose dress; a loose woman. Possibly my favorite book. This book tells the story of a young Victorian woman's obsession with wanting something more for herself, something that she can never achieve: Freedom, cleverly disguised as a single red ribbon.

We might have lost the individual names of the thousands of powerful and brave former slave women who organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1866 and fought former masters for better domestic working wages, but their amazing story has been restored to history. Tera Hunter's "To Joy My Freedom" is being recommended by Harvard University Press as a moving historical work of interest to fans of "The Help"

Curtis Sittenfeld - Prep is my favorite of her works.

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances."

The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam - Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, Somaly suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking-rape, torture, deprivation-until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind. #hero (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek.

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn

Epic book about womanhood.

As you come to the last chapter, you will be reluctant to continue reading. You will not want this story to come to an end. Actually; you will feel that way when reading any of Kate Morton's stories. The Crimson Petal and the White (Harvest Book) eBook: Michel Faber: Books

One Thousand White Women

What an interesting book!

The Woman in White

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue is #8 on The Globe and Mail's Bestseller List (Hardcover Fiction) and #4 on The Globe and Mail's Bestseller List (Canadian Fiction) for the week of April 5th!

Another book from my childhood. Fictional story about the cult nature of modern religious groups in the U.S.

City of Women. Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved? It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.

Men Without Women: Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway

Slammerkin, one of my all-time top 5 books, has been reissued following the success of Donoghue's "Room"

Vampire Academy book