We Write, We Rise

Central to America’s rich literary canon are the female authors who have produced innumerable novels, short stories, and memoirs throughout the nation’s first 240 years. The non-fiction works of Joan Didion, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Maya Angelou illuminate a range of experiences of American female identity; Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers’ novels bring the Deep South to life, and Ursula K. Le Guin creates fantastic fictional worlds readers can lose themselves in. Rounding these out are Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, Beloved, and three of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological crime novels from her Mr. Ripley series. These authors are united in a colorful book set which pays tribute to all women who have put pen to paper. Across the spines is a modern interpretation of the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” poster painted by Denver-based artist Kimothy Joy. Each book in the set is a hardcover, clothbound volume published by Library of America, Everyman’s Library, or The Modern Library.

  1. Maya Angelou
    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    • Gather Together in My Name
    • Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas
    • The Heart of a Woman
    • All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
    • A Song Flung Up to Heaven
  2. We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
  3. Patricia Highsmith
    • The Talented Mr. Ripley
    • Ripley Under Ground
    • Ripley’s Game
  4. Maxine Hong Kingston
    • The Woman Warrior
    • China Men
  5. Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Malafrena
    • Stories and Songs
  6. Carson McCullers
    • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    • Reflections in a Golden Eye
    • The Ballad of the Sad Café
    • The Member of the Wedding
    • Clock Without Hands
  7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  8. Eudora Welty
    • The Robber Bridegroom
    • Delta Wedding
    • The Ponder Heart
    • Losing Battles
    • The Optimist’s Daughter


Weight: 14.0 lb

Depth: 5.75 inches; width: 12 inches; height: 8.25 inches

This set will be custom-made just for you. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.