Annie Leonard

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Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues: investigating factories and dumps around the world. She ran the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, communicating worldwide about the impact of consumerism and materialism on global economies and international health. Annie’s efforts to raise awareness about international sustainability and environmental health issues has included work with Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), Health Care without Harm, Essential Information and Greenpeace International. She serves on the boards of GAIA, the International Forum for Globalization and the Environmental Health Fund. Continue reading “Annie Leonard” »

Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand studied philosophy and history then took a shot as a screenwriter. Initially, Rand struggled in Hollywood and took odd jobs to pay her basic expenses. While working as a Hollywood extra on Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings she bumped into (on purpose) an aspiring young actor, Frank O’Connor, and married him in 1929. Her first screenplay to sell was Red Pawn in 1932 to Universal Studios. Rand subsequently wrote the play, The Night of January 16th in 1934 and published two novels, We The Living (1936), and Anthem (1938). Anthem, despite its appearance as a short story, is actually considered by many to be an epic prose poem. We The Living was made into a film six years later, in 1942, by the Italian government under Benito Mussolini, although without Rand’s knowledge. Continue reading “Ayn Rand” »

Female – Authors – Books

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Her Busy Life – All Time Favorite Female Authors

Part I

Maya Angelou

Margaret Atwood

Dorothy Allison – “Bastard Out Of Carolina”

Maya Angelou – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

Margaret Atwood – “Cat’s Eye”

Beryl Bainbridge – “The Bottle Factory Outing”

Tonia Cade Bambara – “Gorilla My Love”

Djuna Barnes – “Nightwood”

Pat Barker – “Regeneration”

Anita Brookner – “Hotel du Lac”

Pearl S. Buck – “The Good Earth”

A.S. Byatt – “Possession: A Romance”

Angela Carter – “Nights at the Circus”

Ana Castillo – “So Far From God”

Willa Cather – “My Antonia”

Margret Mitchell

Kate Chopin – “The Awakening”

Sandra Cisneros – “The House on Mango Street”

Anita Desai – “Clear Light of Day”

Isak Dinesen – “Out Of Africa”

Harriet Doerr – “Stones of Ibarra”

Margaret Drabble – “The Radiant Way”

Daphne DuMaurier – “Rebecca”

Buchi Emecheta – “Second Class Citizen”

Louise Erdrich – “Tracks: A Novel”

Penelope Fitzgerald – “At Freddie’s”

Fannie Flagg – “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”

Janet Frame – “Yellow Flowers in the Antiopodean Room”

Marilyn French – “The Women’s Room”

Rebecca Goldstein – “The Mind-Body Problem”

Nadine Gordimer – “July’s People”

Mary Gordon – “The Rest of Life”

Radclyffe Hall – “The Well of Loneliness”

Bessie Head – “When Rain Clouds Gather”

Patricia Highsmith – “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

Janet Hobhouse – “The Furies”

Keri Hulme – “The Bone People”

Zora Neale Hurston – “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Margaret Laurence – “The Fire-Dwellers”

Harper Lee – “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Doris Lessing – “The Golden Notebook”

Penelope Lively – “Moon Tiger”

Anita Loos – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Mary McCarthy – “The Group”

Carson McCullers – “Ballad of Sad Cafe”

Terry McMillan – “Mama”

Olivia Manning – “The Balkan Trilogy”

Toni Morrison – “Beloved”

Alice Munro – “Lives of Girls and Women”

Iris Murdoch – “A Severed Head”

Joyce Carol Oates – “You Must Remeber This”

Edna O’Brien – “House of Splendid Isolation”

Grace Paley – Enormous Changes at The Last Minute”

Jayne Anne Phillips – “Black Tickets”

Dawn Powell – “The Golden Spur”

Annie Proulx – “The Shipping News”

Ayn Rand – “The Fountainhead”

Mary Renault – “The King Must Die”

Jean Rhys – “Wide Sargasso Sea”

Marilynne Robinson “Housekeeping”

Arundhati Roy – “The God of Small Things”

May Sarton – “Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing”

Carol Shields – “The Stone Diaries”

Anita Shreve – “The Weight of the Water”

Leslie Marmon Silko – “Almanac of the Dead”

Mona Simpson – “Anywhere but Here”

Elizabeth Smart – “By Grand Central Station I sat Down and Wept”

Jane Smiley – “The Age of Grief”

Susan Sontag – “The Volcano Lover”

Muriel Spark – “The Prime of MIss Jean Brodie”

Christina Stead – “The Man Who Loved Children”

Gertrude Stein – “Three Lives”

Elizabeth Taylor – “Angel”

Amy Tan – “The Joy Luck Club”

Anne Tyler – “If Morning Ever Comes”

Jane Urquhart – “Away”

Alice Walker – “The Color Purple”

Fay Weldon – “The Life and Loves of A She-Devil”

Eudora Welty – “Selected Stories”

Rebecca West – “The Return of the Solider”

Edith Wharton – “Ethan Frome”

Antonia White – “Frost in May”

Jeannette Winterson – “Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit”

Virginia Woolf – “Mrs. Dolloway”

Shirley Jackson – “The Haunting of Hill House”

Jamaica Kincaid – “Lucy”

Barbara Kingsolver – “The Bean Trees”

Maxine Hong Kingston – “Tripmaster Monkey”

Joy Kogawa – “Obasan”

Silvia Plath

Ayn Rand

Virgina Woolf

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