The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls

The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls by Erin Blakemore
Date Released
181 x 127mm

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THE HEROINE'S BOOKSHELF -- and the literary canon -- is chock full of zesty, never-say-die heroines and ass-kicking authors. Like today's women, they placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family. When their backs were against the wall, characters like Scarlett O'Hara and Elizabeth Bennet fought back-sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions. Their back-to-basics decisions resonate even more in a world where women are forced to return to the dirty details of life, paring down and shoring up their resources for what lies ahead.

In this appealing and inspirational book of beloved heroines, Blakemore explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters, such as Anne Shirley and Jo March, can inspire women today. The book will be divided into chapters that pair heroines with their central quality-Anne Shirley is associated with irrepressible "Happiness", while Scarlett O'Hara personnifies "Fight." This small, gift-size book is sure to woo women of all ages.

List of authors, heroines, and traits:

Self: Lizzy Bennet, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Faith: Janie Crawford, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Happiness: Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Dignity: Celie, The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Family Ties: Francie Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Indulgence: Claudine, The Claudine Novels by Colette
Fight: Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Compassion: Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Simplicity: Laura Ingalls, The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Steadfastness: Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Ambition: Jo March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Magic: Mary Lenox, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publication Date:
02 / 01 / 2012
181 x 127mm

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