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Women: The Greats: Classic Fiction by Women
These aren’t your great-grandmother’s classics! Ranging from 1800s China to the Harlem Renaissance to 1980s New York, these great books by women will take you on a literary trip of a lifetime.
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Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Austen, Jane
ISBN: 0143036238
Notes: Austen was writing romantic comedies 150 years before Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were born, and the wit, intelligence, and romance of Pride and Prejudice is sure to please readers of all ages.

 
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Title: The Good Earth
Author: Buck, Pearl S.
ISBN: 0671035770
Notes: This classic Western fiction of China won the Pulitzer in 1931 and was an Oprah's book club selection in 1994.

 
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Title: My Antonia
Author: Cather, Willa
ISBN: 0451525795
Notes: Immigrant life on the dusty Nebraska frontier.

 
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Title: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Author: Highsmith, Patricia
ISBN: 0679742298
Notes: This suspense novel is Highsmith's sinister take on ex-pat Americans living it up in 1950s Europe.

 
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Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Author: Hurston, Zora Neale
ISBN: 0060916508
Notes: The long life story of a woman living in an the nation's first all-Black town--the saga of her three husbands, her grandmother's legacy and her trial for murder, among other things.

 
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Title: Passing
Author: Larsen, Nella
ISBN: 0375758135
Notes: Larsen portrays the social world of the emerging Black middle class in 1930s Harlem.

 
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Title: Daughters
Author: Marshall, Paule
ISBN: 0452269121
Notes: A novel of mothers and daughters that interweaves lives of Black women in the U.S. and in the Caribbean.

 
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Title: Jazz
Author: Morrison, Toni
ISBN: 0452269652
Notes: This novel of the legacies of slavery uses the fabric and flavors of jazz to tell its story.

 
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Title: The Women of Brewster Place
Author: Naylor, Gloria
ISBN: 014006690X
Notes: Interlocking stories tell the lives of women who live on the same block.

 
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Title: Wide Sargasso Sea
Author: Rhys, Jean
ISBN: 0393308804
Notes: An imaginary prequel to Jane Eyre from a Caribbean perspective.