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Jun 10

Staff Picks - Women Authors

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 8:27 AM by Bobbie Clark

Dear Reader, 

Today Lewis & Clark Library Staff recommend two books, both written by women, one is Russian and the other American, both are prolific authors writing about intriguing subjects.  Read on to see if either would appeal to you! 


April recommends . . . 

A Marriage of Opposites 

By Alice Hoffman 

Women Authors 1 

Set on the exotic island of St. Thomas and across the Atlantic to Paris. A well told fiction, based on fact about the extraordinary life of Rachel Pizzarro, mother of the great neo-impressionist painter, Jacob Abraham Camille Pizzaro.   

This book has starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly and many other publications. 

Lilting prose, beautifully meted out folklore and historical references, and Hoffman’s deep conviction in her characters... -- Kirkus Reviews 

Check out this novel either by putting a hold on it through our catalog or going through our digital media resources following the links below: 

Available in library catalog in regular print HERE and in audiobook  HERE 

Available from MontanaLibrary2Go in eBook HERE and in Audiobook HERE 

Also available through Axis360 in eAudiobook HERE 

If you like Alice Hoffman, learn more about this impressive authors oeuvre along with other books this author recommends HERE 



Katy recommends . . .          

The Big Green Tent 

By Ludmila Ulitskaya  

Women Authors 2 

A modern-day Russian novel that mimics the style and in-depth character development of the classic Russian authors. 

“Worthy of shelving alongside Doctor Zhivago: memorable and moving."?Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

Author Ludmila Ulitskaya has been called a ‘living literary legend’ and was nominated for the International Man Booker Prize. She was born in Russia and educated as a geneticist. However, her scientific credentials were stripped away in the 1970s by the Soviet regime. Her crime? She translated a banned novel –Leon Uris’s Exodusinto Russian. 


Find it in the library catalog HERE 

Read more about the author and her other works HERE 








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