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In 2022, the Carol Shields Prize Will Award Female Novelists

Only women and nonbinary authors will be eligible to win.

12 Life-Changing Books Every Woman Should Read

Life's too short for boring books. Get inspired with these life-changing reads.

Alice Walker Tells Us How We Can Have Peace on Earth

Read an essay from Alice Walker’s book, Living by the Word.

How Former Slave Elizabeth Keckley Befriended the Lincolns

An excerpt from the memoir of a woman who bought her own freedom and became a dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.

Revisiting The Color Purple: A Discussion with Alice Walker

Ms. Walker answers readers' questions about her most famous work.

The Best Jane Austen Movies

They've bewitched us, body and soul.

Gloria Steinem on Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini

The Great Santini stands as a classic account of families shaped by the rigid patriarchy around them.

Exploring Taylor Caldwell’s Historical Sagas

Do you love epic historical sagas? Then it's time to read Taylor Caldwell.

5 Little Women Quotes We Still Love Today

"Don't try to make me grow up before my time..."

13 Books for Fans of Little Women

"I like good strong words that mean something..." —Louisa May Alcott

Gloria Steinem on The Color Purple

The iconic feminist praises Alice Walker's ability to move readers.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Bundle of Novels from Marie Benedict!

Enter by December 16 for your chance to score four books about unsung heroines from history!

Getting to Know Anna and the King of Siam

Understand the story like never before with an excerpt from Margaret Landon’s novel.

10 Alice Walker Quotes That Amaze and Inspire

Powerful wisdom from the author of The Color Purple.

11 Books for Women Looking to Take 2021 by Storm

A woman’s guide to feminism in the new decade.