Women

Madres del Verbo/Mothers of the Word

Early Spanish-American Women Writers A Bilingual Anthology
Edited by Nina Scott
Translated by Nina Scott

A bilingual anthology of writings by both secular and religious women writers from colonial Latin America through the 19th century.

Hard Country

By Sharon Doubiago

American Indian Grandmothers

Traditions and Transitions
Edited by Marjorie Schweitzer

These essays explore the complex world of grandmothers in Native America, where, although often impoverished and marginalized, they provide a vital connection to native identity, history, and wisdom.

Frida Kahlo

An Open Life
By Raquel Tibol
Translated by Elinor Randall

Uses medical records, journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections to bring us closer than ever to the Mexican artist and her milieu.

Intimate Frontiers

Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California
By Albert L. Hurtado

Explores the role of sex and gender on California's multi-cultural frontier under the influences of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.

The Book of Memories

By Ana Shua
Translated by Dick Gerdes

The humorous and moving story of three generations of a Jewish family in Argentina.

Fire from the Andes

Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
Edited by Kathy LeonardSusan Benner
Translated by Kathy LeonardSusan Benner

South American women authors look at the female experience.

Miss O'Keeffe

By Christine Taylor PattenAlvaro Cardona-Hine

This intimate account of the year of Patten’s employment offers a rare glimpse of O’Keeffe’s daily life when she could no longer see well enough to paint.

Wide Ruins

Memories from a Navajo Trading Post
By Sallie Wagner

This lively memoir describes trading post life from 1938 to 1950 and the many changes experienced by Navajos and all Americans during and after World War II.

Hungry Lightning

Notes of a Woman Anthropologist in Venezuela
By Pei-Lin Yu

Hungry Lightning is a personal view not only of a people whose life as savannah foragers is unique and fast-disappearing, but of the thoughts and actions of a young woman researcher during the hardest, and most exciting, time in her life.

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