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100 Essential Female Authors
Whatever stage you're at in the endeavor to read more women, here are 100 talented female authors to get you started or keep you going.
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15 Literary Heroines
Today across the globe, we recognize the hard work, struggles and triumphs in the fight for women's rights, both past and present. Here at AbeBooks we choose to celebrate some of the literary heroines - whether fictional character, author, or champion of literacy - who have fought for and inspired girls and women through books.
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