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Expectations


Authors of books with characters who lived in very different times and circumstances discuss how their characters live up to gender expectations of their time and place or not. Assistive listening devices available.


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Julia Glass

Julia Glass is the author of five previous books of fiction, including the best-selling "Three Junes," winner of the National Book Award and "I See You Everywhere," winner of the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award....

J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times best-selling novels "Commencement," "Maine" and "The Engagements." "Maine" was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011....

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Melodie Winawer

Melodie Winawer is a physician-scientist and Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. A graduate of Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. With degrees in biological psychology, medicine and epidemiology, she has published 47 non-fiction articles and book chapters....

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Books:
A House Among the Trees
Julia Glass
Fiction / Literature
Pantheon
June 2017
ISBN 9781101870365
368 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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"When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will . More/less

Saints for All Occasions
J. Courtney Sullivan
Fiction / Literature
Knopf
May 2017
ISBN 9780307959577
352 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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"A sweeping novel about two sisters--one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world--and the secret that drove them apart"--

The Scribe of Siena
Melodie Winawer
Fiction / Literature
Touchstone
January 2018
ISBN 9781501152269
464 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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“Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring…will be swept away by the spell of medieval Siena” (Library Journal, starred review) in this transporting love story and gripping historical mystery. More/less

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