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Jenny (notestothemoon) | 846 comments Inspirational/strong women is our March theme!

If you lead last month then it is up to you whether or not you choose to nominate this month.

Please can you give me all of the following:

The title, the author

Brief description of the book

**If you nominate a book I assume that you are willing to lead the discussion. It's not hard to do I promise!**


One nomination per person please. Thank you!

You have 3 days to nominate!

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Shannon (sianin) | 453 comments Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

heir Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is a luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern black woman in the 1930s whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to seventy years.

This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates, boldly and brilliantly, African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a black woman, who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.

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Emma | 80 comments Sense and Sensibility: Complete Text With Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays by Jane Austen

Often overlooked due to the popularity of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility explores the role of woman in more depth and with more honesty than her more famous book.

In telling the story of two young woman seeking their future, Marianne and Elinor, Austen also allows the reader an insight into the world of many others, wives, mothers and fallen woman. The book is a celebration of woman in all forms.

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Sam (ecowitch) | 2229 comments Pandora's Daughters by Jane Robinson

This history, full of anecdotes and first-hand accounts, centres on women through the ages who have sidestepped restraint and raised the eyebrows of their contemporaries by choosing to make their own, often highly idiosyncratic, way of life.

The 100 or so women portrayed here were busy behind the scenes of recorded history, in the course of earning an honest (or perhaps not) independent living. Their enterprize and flair led them to careers as diverse as they are improbable, ranging from engineers, plumbers and surgeons, to naval commander in the Persian Wars, a Dark-Age pope, a successful Orcadian wind-seller, some pirates, a Royal Marine and a stockbroker who ran for president of the US

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Jenny (notestothemoon) | 846 comments Putting poll up today. Been away for a few days sorry!!

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