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message 1: by M (last edited Jul 17, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

M (marijnt) | 2 comments Hi :),

I wondered whether members of this group have read or know any fiction works where the main character has autism and is a girl/woman.
For example both "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and newly published "The Eagle Tree" by Ned Hayes the main character is a boy with autism. Also in "The Rosie Project" the main character is a man with autism/Asperger.

I would be interested to read similar books but then from a 'female' point of view.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions!


message 2: by M (last edited Jul 17, 2016 02:28PM) (new)

M (marijnt) | 2 comments Just found these lists

Autism in Fiction:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...
Best Fiction with Characters Having Autism or Asperger's Syndrome:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
Best Books About Autism Spectrum Disorder and Females:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
Autism & Aspergers:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder books:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Can anyone recommend a book?


message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom Brooks | 12 comments As an author myself who has Asperger's I just recently self-published my first book in my series with a hero who has Asperger's. book is on amazon and is called Normal Citizen The Fight For Justice. The other two in the series will be ready soon but until then I am happy to answer all questions on Normal Citizen


message 4: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 3 comments Yeah, I was just thinking earlier today about what a female Aspie/AS character would look like. I'm reading A Man Called Ove right now, and Ove is most definitely 'on the spectrum'.


message 5: by Livia (new)

Livia (lilac_liv) | 2 comments I really enjoyed Stim. I plan to follow up with the sequel Kaleidoscope


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 1 comments The second Mistborn trilogy shows female autism very well in Steris


message 7: by Franz B.  (new)

Franz B.  (franzb) | 1 comments Hi :)!!!
May I ask you what do you think about this Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1) by Amber L. Johnson book?
Do you think this is a good book about asperger?
Thanks!


message 8: by Charles (new)

Charles | 4 comments Following this thread -- the topic is super interesting to me. It's rare to find good (not stereotyped) representation in fiction!


message 9: by Fergus (new)

Fergus | 3 comments I enjoyed Celestial Navigation by Anne Tyler, about a thirty-eight year old artist, Jeremy, who stumbles often in his navigation of the postmodern world as an autistic adult. It is very sensitively handled by Tyler, and reminds us in an extraordinary way of our own autistic trip through life!


message 10: by Charles (new)

Charles | 4 comments Fergus wrote: "I enjoyed Celestial Navigation by Anne Tyler, about a thirty-eight year old artist, Jeremy, who stumbles often in his navigation of the postmodern world as an autistic adult. It is very sensitively..."

That sounds amazing! I'll have to check it out!


message 11: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Brideson | 1 comments Hi, this isn’t fiction per se but it’s a unique memoir about Asperger’s and coexisting conditions girls with asd often have, such as eating disorders. The Surviving Twin:
https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Twin...


message 12: by Fergus (new)

Fergus | 3 comments Thanks for the tip, Cynthia. I’ll look it up!


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