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Short novels written by women

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Clau In the amidst on the construction of new social paradigms I'm looking for novels written by women to add to my reading list. Any recommendations?


RoseAnn Not a novel but Jennifer Worth's memoirs (Call the Midwife, In the Shadow of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End) were all good.

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver


Clau Claudia Silva wrote: "In the amidst on the construction of new social paradigms I'm looking for novels written by women to add to my reading list. Any recommendations?"
Thank you!!!

I'll take a look at all of them.


Geoffrey Aronson Ethan Frome
Monkeys by Susan Minot
Le Tourneaus Garage by carolyn chute
My Antonia
The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolfe
Silas Marner by George Elliot
Carson McCullers novels


Marc Mayfield Mixed bag ...
"Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx. Novella.
Anything by Edith Wharton (not modern, but good).
Anything by Amy Hempel! Short, modern, awe-inspiring.
"The Really Big One" by Kathryn Schulz (not a novel, but good, seriously good, writing). You can find her work @The New Yorker.

What "new social paradigms?"


Zahra You can start with the yellow wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman, very insightful about Victorian women, their struggles with motherhood, misogyny, and the society's perception of mental health. I would also recommend works of Margaret Atwood, Buchi Emecheta, Virginia Woolf, and Alice Walker.


Clau Thank you all for your comments!


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