What we're about

Quick, think of your ten favourite authors, in any language (or the first ten you like that come to mind). If you picked at least four women, then congratulations, you are in an impressive minority. If you didn't, then you are perhaps like me and most other people in having had a rather lopsided reading career thus far. Thus far--and no further!

In this group we read and discuss *in English* important (but what is important? That is precisely what we hope to clarify and discover.) fiction as well as non-fiction writing by women, either originally in English or translated into it. The wider the backgrounds of the writers under consideration--in terms of culture, language, sexuality, economic status, period of history, region of world, political power, age, ethnicity, etc.--the better.

That is the only requirement for joining the group--reading, and being willing to express (in English) opinion on, books written by women. One *does not* have to be female to join the group.

We hope you join us at the Ramat Gan (and Tel Aviv) F*A*B Club!

Upcoming events (1)

Little Birds, by Anaïs Nin

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UPDATE: "Little Birds" by Anaïs Nin has received the most votes, and is therefore the book we'll discuss in our next meetup on May 4. Lots of stories, so lots to talk about, and it promises to be a very different affair from the books we have taken up so far so should lead to a very interesting discussion. (For a sample, check out two of the stories at https://www.overdrive.com/media/573806/little-birds.) Availability: It's not stocked by the public libraries in Tel Aviv or Ramat Gan, but for 11 USD one can buy either a Kindle version on www.amazon.com or a paperback one on www.bookdepository.com (including delivery to Israel). I look forward eagerly to the discussion. ------ Earlier notice: The big vote is finally upon us! Yes, it's time to pick the book for the next meetup, to be held in four weeks. Please rank, in the comments section of this page, up to three of the following titles in the order of your preference. On Thursday evening I will add up the votes received and update this notice with the name of the book picked. 1. "The Dispossessed", by Ursula K. Le Guin (1994). Novel, 387 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13651.The_Dispossessed 2. "March", by Geraldine Brooks (2006). Novel, 280 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13529.March 3. "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian", by Marina Lewycka (2006). Novel, 326 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/828387.A_Short_History_of_Tractors_in_Ukrainian 4. "White Heat", by M. J. McGrath (2011). Novel, 386 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10098409-white-heat 5. "Textile", by Orly Castel-Bloom ("טקסטיל" in the Hebrew original, translated into English by Dalya Bilu, 2013). Novel, 200 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16444710-textile 6. "Little Birds", by Anaïs Nin (1979). Short story collection, 148 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11036.Little_Birds