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I agree with George, but the whole series is great. I would get them all if you can. I am including links to Amazon.com so you can get free shipping, as these are quite a heavy book set.
The forgotten desert mothers By Laura SwanIn introducing readers to the sayings, lives, stories, and spirituality of women in the early Christian desert and monastic movement, the author finally sets the record straight that women played an important, influential role in early Christianity. The book journeys between desert, monastery, and city to reveal the stories of ascetics and solitaries whose stories rarely are heard
Praying with the Desert Mothers By Mary FormanFourth- and fifth-century Mediterranean desert mothers known as ammas (spiritual mothers) were the founders of the Christian community in the early church. This text introduces the lives, sayings, and stories of these remarkable spiritual elders. For each topic a true story is drawn from a modern person's experience of seeking God. Liturgical Press
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