Central to America’s rich literary canon are the female authors who have produced innumerable novels, short stories, and memoirs throughout the nation’s first 240 years. The non-fiction works of Joan Didion, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Maya Angelou illuminate a range of experiences of American female identity; Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers’ novels bring the Deep South to life; and Ursula K. Le Guin creates fantastic fictional worlds readers can lose themselves in. Rounding these out are Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, Beloved, and three of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological crime novels from her Mr. Ripley series. These authors are united in a colorful book set which pays tribute to all women who have put pen to paper. Across the spines is a modern interpretation of the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” poster painted by Denver-based artist Kimothy Joy. Each book in the set is a hardcover, clothbound volume published by Library of America, Everyman’s Library, or The Modern Library.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Gather Together in My Name
Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas
The Heart of a Woman
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion