Books for Modern Young Women

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel
1.  The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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  "Romance, history, feminism and amazing, amazing words.  This is perhaps my favorite love story."
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Empire Falls
2.  Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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  "Down to earth and initially uneventful, but it sucks you in until you live through the characters.  The final drama brought me to tears."
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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)
3.  All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy
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  "For anyone with a yen for beautiful words and a tale of the old West."
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Plainsong
4.  Plainsong by Kent Haruf
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  "Compelling.  This book is simply written, but it is impossible not to fall in love with the main character and her hosts.  This book touched me, spoke to me."
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The Red Tent
5.  The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
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  "The Old Testament for feminists.  This book follows passionate living breathing romantic women who will live, wherever they are, and who will not be denied love within their patriarchal society."
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The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
6.  The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club) by Barbara Kingsolver
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  "How to begin?  Learn about Africa, about the Congo.  See it through the eyes of dramatically different children, who offer incredible insight.  Interesting commentary on evangelism."
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The Gate to Women's Country
7.  The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
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  "Science fiction for feminists."
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Trinity
8.  Trinity by Leon Uris
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  "The story of a country, told by a romantic.  A good yarn with some interesting history."
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Interpreter of Maladies
9.  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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  "Simple stories to be read again and again, many of which moved me to tears."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (700 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The God of Small Things
10.  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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  "The words!  This book is poetry, and love, and history and a taste of a foreign country."
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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
11.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
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  "This one won't take you long to read.  It's a story in pictures on growing up female in the 80s in Iran.  Fantastic."
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Women are second-rate writers 3 Feb 15, 2014
Welcome to the The God of Small Things forum 1 Dec 25, 2010
Podcast of Kingsolver Discussing the Poisonwood Bible 0 Oct 31, 2010
Welcome to the The Red Tent forum 2 Apr 3, 2010
Richard Russo and His New Release 2 Feb 13, 2010
Similar premise - matriarchal society - men live outside city walls 2 Sep 18, 2009
Mrs Sen story ending 2 Dec 20, 2008
Modern Western Literature 0 Nov 17, 2008
age group 1 Jul 12, 2008
Maturity level 3 Apr 26, 2008
Kindle Edition Has Typos! 0 Jan 17, 2008
confused about the narrator's daughter Selah 4 Aug 20, 2007
 
   

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