Posts tagged with Women's History Month in Blog Lost in the Stacks

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Cover of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
March 20, 2023
  • Vicki J Kondelik
This is a fantasy novel about Addie, a young woman in 1714 who makes a deal with a devil-like figure for eternal life, only to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Three hundred years later, in 2014, she finally meets someone who remembers her. Why does Henry, the bookseller, remember her when no one else does? You will find out in this poignant, beautifully-written novel.
Cover of Matrix by Lauren Groff
March 25, 2022
  • Vicki J Kondelik
Matrix is a beautifully-written historical novel by Lauren Groff about the medieval abbess and poet Marie de France. Marie is cast out of the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine, her sister-in-law, because she is considered unmarriageable, and sent to a remote abbey, where she eventually becomes the abbess and creates a utopian community of women, while struggling against harsh conditions and opposition from the church authorities. Groff writes in a poetic style that draws you into Marie's world.
Cover of The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi by Massimo Mazzotti
March 18, 2022
  • Vicki J Kondelik
This is a fascinating biography of a female mathematician in 18th century Italy, Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799). A child prodigy, Agnesi received an education that was usually reserved for boys. She wrote one of the first textbooks on calculus, and was appointed to a university professorship, although she was unable to accept the position because of illness. Her later life was devoted to helping the poor, and educating the impoverished children in her neighborhood.
Cover of Women, Equality, and the French Revolution by Candice E. Proctor
March 7, 2022
  • Vicki J Kondelik
Historian Candice E. Proctor, who is also the mystery author C.S. Harris, discusses attitudes toward women during the French Revolution, and why the leading revolutionaries never gave women any political power, including voting rights. She also writes about some of the women who advocated for women's rights during the French Revolution.
herstory: march is women's history month celebrate by reading books about women who changed the world
March 5, 2019
  • Pam MacKintosh
March is Women's History Month. Celebrate by reading books on women who changed the world. This display includes books about women across time and both famous and not-well-known.
Cover of Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome by Molly M. Lindner
March 28, 2017
  • Vicki J Kondelik
Art historian and University of Michigan graduate Molly M. Lindner discusses the Vestal Virgins, priestesses who were among the most honored women of ancient Rome. At the heart of the book is a catalog of the surviving sculpture portraits of the Vestals. Lindner discusses how the sculptures can tell us more about the Vestals than written evidence can, and she writes about the Vestals' influence on other Roman women.