10. Suggested Reading: Ecofeminism

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10.  Suggested Reading:  Ecofeminism

photo-lillies, daisies, astors                                                   Photo by Liz McVey:  2013

Note to visitor:  this list is far from complete.  This is the beginning of this project, not the end.  So a blog will be opened in  2016  to invite readers to contribute.  As it stands, the following books are recommended to consider the topic of ecofeminism. Expect an online book club and eco-feminist  blog about several of the following selections.

Ecofeminism (non-fiction):

Women, Culture and Nature by Karen J. Warren

Earth Democracy:  Justice, Sustainability and Peace by Vandana Shiva

Ecofeminism by Maria Miles

The Ecociticism Reader by Cheryll Glotfelty

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

Take it From me:  Life is a Struggle, but You Can Win by Erin Brockovich

The Turquoise Ledge:  A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

Interiority:  non-fiction with an interior focus

Metaphysical, theological, meditative, political, historical, sociological  ecocomposition (in harmony with “the landscape of knowing” NCTE 2014 theme:

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

Interior Castle by Saint Theresa of Avila

The Diary of a Young Girl:  Anne Frank edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler

Anne Frank:  Beyond the Diary:  A Photographic Remembrance by Anna Quindlen

Fiction: (most of these selections offer a predominantly exterior lens; that is, they feature women as explorers or outdoor travelers, navigators,  or sharers with agency in the natural world.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver or any other book by Barbara Kingsolver.

The Round House by Louise Erdritch

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

City of the Beasts by Isabelle Allende

Birds of Paradise by Diane Abu-Jaber

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Waves by Virginia Woolf

Oh Pioneers! by Willa Cather

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Dred by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Short Story:

“The White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett

Kew Gardens” by Virginia Woolf

Amundsen” by Alice Monroe

Roses, Rhododendron” by Alice Adams

A Word Path” by Eudora Welty


In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” by Alice Walker

Everything is a Human Being” by Alice Walker

Ain’t I  a Woman?”  Soujourner Truth

Literary Place Bashing:  Test Site Nevada” by Cheryll Glotfelty

Sacred Water”  Leslie Marmon Silko


The Art of Blessing the Day poems with a Jewish Theme by Marge Piercy or any other book of poetry by Marge Piercy

Dog Songs, or any other book of poetry by Mary Oliver

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