One of the many great things about books is that they reflect the human experience back at us in so many kaleidoscopic ways. There are times we learn about new people and places and at others, seek validation in a story, to see maybe a bit of ourselves mirrored back at us.
This is one of the drivers for creating a list of books featuring real-life women who led life on their own terms. Each and every one of these gems serves to remind us just how much women can — and have — achieved over the years. What’s more each woman’s circumstance will provide ample fodder for your next book club meeting. We hope you — guys included — see the best of your own selves reflected in these capable heroines. [More]