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The Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels
by Elizabeth Benedict (Goodreads Author), Jenna Blum (Goodreads Author), Molly Gloss, Nicole Mones (Goodreads Author), Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett
Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels includes works by some of the finest novelists of today. The collection includes the following titles: Almost by Elizabeth Benedict, Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum, The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss, The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell, and The Magician's Assistant by A ...more
Kindle Edition, 1618 pages
(first published January 1st 2010)
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It is both a drawback and a boon to be reading these novels on the Kindle - no peeking at the ending, and it is tough though not impossible to estimate how much longer to go. With all the endings so far I am pleasantly surprised: not necessarily because they are all 'happy', but because they are all reflective and for the most part they succeed in tying up most loose ends. The ordering of the works is to be applauded, interleaving lighter-hearted stories with (in my regard) the more gothic ones. ...more
Elizabeth Benedict is bestselling novelist, journalist, editor, writing coach, and teacher of creative writing. She's the author of five novels and of THE JOY OF WRITING SEX: A GUIDE FOR FICTION WRITERS, and editor of two anthologies, the just published WHAT MY MOTHER GAVE ME: 31 WOMEN ON THE GIFTS THAT MATTERED MOST and MENTORS, MUSES & MONSTERS: 30 WRITERS ON THE PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THEIR LIV ...moreMore about Elizabeth Benedict...