Strong Female Characters (4/14/21)

Today we’re spotlighting strong female characters with the coming-of-age of a young painter, a family and its matriarch negotiating sharing a home, an epic story of a queen who was all but forgotten, and the conclusion to a trilogy about fierce women in the 19th century American West.

PAINTING TIME by Maylis de Kerangal

2 starred reviews!

“As she did with THE COOK, award-winning French author de Kerangal offers stunning portraiture suffused with the joy and meaning of work…There’s only one word for it: superbe.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Kerangal’s elegant, sexy, subtly Proustian, and fluidly dimensional drama of discipline and passion, imitation and imagination is resplendently evocative and exhilarating.”–Booklist, starred review


“Morse weaves an entrancing tale that explores the intricacies of familial, social, and personal transformation and the lingering mystery of what may come.”–Booklist

THE WIDOW QUEEN by Elzbieta Cherezinska

“Award-winning Polish author Cherezinska makes her English-language debut with a fictionalized account of late 900s–early 1000s Polish queen Swietoslawa.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

STRONGHEART: The Lost Journals of May Dodd and Molly McGill by Jim Fergus

This final installment in the One Thousand White Women trilogy mixes the struggle of women and Native Americans in the face of oppression and paints a beautiful portrait of strong women.

PAINTING TIME by Maylis de Kerangal; 9780374211929; available 4/20/21.
MARGREETE’S HARBOR by Eleanor Morse; 9781250271549; available 4/20/21.
THE WIDOW QUEEN by Elzbieta Cherezinska; 9781250218001; available now.
STRONGHEART: The Lost Journals of May Dodd and Molly McGill by Jim Fergus; 9781250303677; available now.

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