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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:49 PM

60. Some great fiction geared toward empowering

young women is by Tamora Pierce. She's written a number of books - loosely titled Circle of Magic. While it's geared to teens, I look forward to each new book that comes out. There are probably 15 - 20 books in the series. Easy reads and inspiring in what these young women were able to do; not just magically, but through themselves.

Pema Chodron has a large space in my books and Starting Where You Are, The Places that Scare You, Taking the Leap; all these are very great for grounding and teaching awareness and compassion for oneself and others.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes is one of my heroines and favorite authors. I would suggest Women Who Run With The Wolves. She has a number of audio series; Theatre of the Imagination is deep and inspiring. It's like going to your favorite therapist and having your deepest questions answered.

Amy Tan's books offer a look at Chinese culture and women's roles there. Everything from Joy Luck Club, Kitchen God's Wife to one of my favorites, One Hundred Secret Senses, also very uplifting in the strength these women displayed in their lives in the midst of great adversity.

Who could leave out Alice Walker. I think her must read is The Temple of My Familiar. It is incredibly powerful.

I think these fiction authors are very influential in giving women courage and acknowledging our incredible strengths while offering glimpses into other cultures and ways to live and think.

These 2 books are on my must read list for every woman. You will never look at the world in the same way again.

Monica Sjoo and Barbara Walker The Great Cosmic Mother
Merlin Stone When God Was A Woman





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