Muse | Beginning with an epigraph by Robert Graves, which asserts that “woman is muse or she is nothing,” the poems in Muse explore the concepts of influence, creativity, and gender by evoking the tragic figure of Elizabeth Siddal... In sensual and evocative language, Dawn Marie Kresan shifts voices and perspectives, from Siddal’s loss and heartbreak over her stillborn daughter to the poet’s lighthearted reproach of artist William Holman Hunt’s depiction of the Lady of Shalott. #booksforher
A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends | Quirks of fate highlight this debut short story collection whose characters are women of dazzling ironies and introspections, always in motion and trusting in love—even when it remains out of reach.
A Lady of Quality | A dark and thrilling novel from the author of The Secret Garden sees a strong-willed heroine defy conformity, lunging head first into a world filled with violence, manipulation, passion, and murder #Classics
How to Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake (@corvus) | @Booklist says "Isobel Graves’ heart has belonged to her first husband for years. The day they married at age eight on the playground was magical, but then his family moved to another town. Fast-forward two decades...Blake’s novel is a delight, full of humor and charming characters, and a perfect escape read." — Patricia Smith
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart | First published in 1964, this spirited novel will hold Mary Stewart fans breathless as it uncovers a series of mystifying and frightening events, tinging the otherwise sparkling setting of Corfu with dark hues of violence and romance. #MustReadBooks