31 Titles of Women in Historical Fiction with Janis Daly
Local author Janis Robinson Daly will share a curated list of thirty-one titles of historical fiction to celebrate Women’s History Month. From the graduates of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the subjects of Daly’s novel, The Unlocked Path, to the war librarians of WWI and the first female class of the US Naval Academy in The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong, to Goes First, a Crow Native woman in Kathleen Grissom's Crow Mary, to local author Emily Franklin's historical fiction of Isabella Stewart Gardner, The Lioness of Boston, each book spotlights women in history whose achievements languished in the shadows until authors discovered their stories and wrote them, imagining the women’s emotional responses as they strode forward with dreams in their minds and hopes in their hearts. Come share which novels you’ve read on the list of thirty-one and discover others to add to your To Be Read list.
Intrigued by the discovery that an ancestor was a founder of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Janis Robinson Daly found her next career path: unearthing the stories of women whose lives have remained in the shadows. Her debut novel, The Unlocked Path, reached Best Seller status for New Releases in U.S. Historical Fiction in August. A graduate of Wheaton College, MA, with a B.A. in Psychology, Daly explores female-centric issues and the power of supportive relationships developed among women. Daly’s followers on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog look to her for recommendations as she shares her love of women’s historical fiction with others. She’s involved with several book clubs as both a member and moderator, lending her expertise in selecting books which prompt insightful and engaging discussions. Janis is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Historical Novel Society, and the Cape Cod Writers Center.
- Tuesday, March 26, 2024
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- McCarthy Meeting Room (Entire Room)