Book Club

The Women and Health Initiative hosts a monthly book club discussion about literature related to women and health. Please consider joining us for any or all discussions. All are welcome to attend.

Please email the book club coordinator, Abigail Nasshan (, for more information about the W&HI Book Club or to submit suggestions of future reading material.


W&HI Book Club – February, 2015
“Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman
Thursday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00pm
Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA









“Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste NG
“Sex and World Peace” by Valerie Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, et al.
“Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay
“Daughters of the North” by Sarah Hall
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith
“Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories” by Alifa Rifaat
“The Girl in the Road” by Monica Byrne
“Thrive” by Arianna Huffington
“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini
“Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd
“The Circle” by Dave Eggers
“Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain
“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri
“Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” by Eric Manheimer
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple
“Crow After Roe: How “Separate but Equal” has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That” by Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo
“The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption” by Kathryn Joyce
“Missionary, Mercenary, Mystic, Misfit” by J.
“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Beauty without the Breast” by Felicia Marie Knaul
“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
“Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sarah Laschever
“Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
“This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz
“State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
“Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank” by Randi Hutter Epstein
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman
“The Cleft” by Doris Lessing
“I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Nujood Ali
“Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks
“Mighty Be Our Powers” by Leymah Gbowee
“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
“Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
“The Patron Saint of Liars” by Ann Patchett
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
“Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese