Reading books by women

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March is Women’s History Month, and why not pick up a few books to read?

Author and creative writing teacher Molly Ovenden shares why now’s the time to read books written by women: “When we look back in history there are a lot of oppressive things that have happened to women. When we’re able to read some of those stories we’re enlightened into what they went through. When they’re able to overcome, it’s really inspiring.”

“There’s so much courage that goes into writing anything- let’s read veraciously, let’s read widely, let’s open our perspective to what others are thinking and experiencing.”

Molly recommends the following books written by Minnesotan women:

  1. Storm Front by Susan May Warren
  2. Olympus by K. A. Williams
  3. Thy Father’s Will by Kirsten Jacobsen Stasney
  4. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  5. Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers