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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

These titles feature talented young women fighting to be true to their talents, even in the face of the world’s opposition:

The Girl Who Wrote LonelinessKyung-Sook Shin

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

During the 1970s, a young Korean woman struggles to become a writer while working in the sweatshops of Seoul. By the author of Please Look after Mom

The Mapmaker’s ChildrenSarah McCoy

The Mapmaker’s Children – Sarah McCoy

When Eden Anderson, desperate to conceive a child in order to save her marriage, moves to Washington D. C., she discovers part of a porcelain doll in the basement of her new home. The doll is a link to the story of Sarah Brown, also childless and the daughter of John Brown, the famous abolitionist, who used her paintings to conceal maps for the Underground Railroad. Suggested for readers who enjoy books by Jennifer Chiaverini or Sue Monk Kidd

GeorgiaDawn Tripp


In 1916, a young art teacher named Georgia O’Keeffe meets photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz, and begins a lifelong struggle to define herself, her love, and her art on her own terms, without surrendering to the judgements and prejudices of an art world dominated by men. Suggested for readers who enjoy books by Susan Vreeland

The Photographer’s WifeSuzanne Joinson

The Photographer's Wife

An English artist tries to reconstruct what she knew and what she misunderstood, as an eleven year old living in Jerusalem, watching as her architect father attempted to transform the city. By the author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar

Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of WondersJulianna Baggott

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders

A world-famous writer posthumously whispers her never-before-revealed true story to the reader, while her daughter and granddaughters struggle to fulfill a pact made long ago. Suggested for readers who enjoy books by Beatriz Williams

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