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by Hedgebrook Staff



What you read matters.

We at Hedgebrook want to wish all of our writers, readers and supporters Happy Holidays and some time this season to take the opportunity to curl up with a good book. Need a suggestion? Keep reading…

Want to make a difference in the life of a writer? Buy books. Give books. Read books. Share books. With more than 1,500 alumnae, we couldn’t possibly compile a comprehensive list of all of their amazing works. Beyond books, Hedgebrook writers author songs, films, plays, articles, poems, graphic novels, and more. The lists below are just a sampling of the amazing work coming from the Hedgebrook community. We’ll be sharing more book lists in the coming year, so stay connected and keep reading.


Board member books:

  1. Foreign – Sonora Jha
  2. In Dependence – Sarah Manyika
  3. Remember the Moon and The Alchemy of Loss – Abigail Carter
  4. Arias, Riffs, and Whispers – Ann Medlock
  5. The Accidental American – Rinku Sen


Recent bestsellers and award winners by alumnae:

  1. The Moor’s Account – Laila Lalami
  2. Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacquelyn Woodson (2014 National Book Award winner)
  3. Without You, There is No Us – Suki Kim
  4. Queen Sugar – Natalie Baszile
  5. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy book #3) – Deborah Harkness


New and beloved books by Creative Advisory Council members:

  1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  2. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
  3. The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. – Carole DeSanti
  4. Bitter in the Mouth – Monique Truong
  5. The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters
  6. The Edge of the Water (YA fiction, set on Whidbey) – Elizabeth George
  7. The Liar’s Wife: Four Novellas – Mary Gordon
  8. The Turtle of Oman: A Novel (YA novel) – Naomi Shihab Nye
  9. Poetry of Witness anthology – Carolyn Forche
  10. Born Palestinian, Born Black – Suheir Hammad
  11. Pilgrimage to India: A Woman Revisits her Homeland – Pramila Jayapal
  12. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions – Gloria Steinem
  13. In the Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  14. The Greek Plays – Ellen McLaughlin
  15. The Book of Ruth – Jane Hamilton
  16. A Hundred Flowers – Gail Tsukiyama
  17. Bastard Out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison
  18. Aria – Nassim Assefi
  19. The Bishop’s Daughter – Honor Moore
  20. Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World – Holly Morris


PS: If you order these or other books through Powell’s Books using this link, 7.5% of your purchase goes to Hedgebrook!


Want to contribute directly to Hedgebrook? Make a year-end gift using the link below:



10560561_10152589083434419_5404984557265958660_oM. Louise McKay is currently the Director of External Relations at Hedgebrook, overseeing a crack team of marketing and fundraising divas in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Louise is a former educator, consultant, and coach with a practical and academic background in the performing arts and nonprofit management. In her free time, she wrangles a house full of boys (toddler, teenager, and spouse) and one very patient cat in North Seattle.





Hedgebrook supports visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily representative of the opinions of Hedgebrook, its staff or board members. 

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