Tag Archives: fiction by women

Roy’s God of Small Things

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy I read the God of Small Things almost fifteen years ago, so let’s be honest, my memory is a bit hazy. I remember being blown away that it was a first novel, but … Continue reading

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Proulx’s The Shipping News

The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx I read the Shipping News in 1997 when I was twenty-two years old. It is hard to articulate now the effect it had on me. It’s moving, its beautiful, and it’s the first time … Continue reading

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Review: Yanagihara’s The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara If not the best novel I read this year, among them. Super-duper icky and disturbing, but deeply compelling story of a scientist who travels to a remote pacific island and finds a substance that … Continue reading

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Review: Bennett’s Pond

Pond Claire-Louise Bennett Smarter minds than mine loved this book. A sort of stream of conscious narration of the life of a women in a small (Irish?) village. The book is often funny, and at times beautiful. The writing is … Continue reading

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Palmer’s Too Like the Lightning

Too Like The Lightning Ada Palmer Too Like the Lightning is a strange book. At times, it is a difficult book. It is also a very, very good book. A work of science fiction, for sure (we’ve got flying cars, … Continue reading

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Review: Saawadi’s Woman At Point Zero

Woman at Point Zero Nawal El Saawadi A novel based on Saadawi’s interviews with a n imprisoned psychiatric patient, Women at Point Zero is important, deeply moving and horrific. I’m not going to lie to you, this one isn’t easy … Continue reading

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Review: Older’s Infomocracy

Infomocracy Malka Older A science fiction political thriller novel about elections. Meaning, a book written precisely for me. In the future, elections are done on a hyper-local level with major parties looking to piece together large numbers of small districts … Continue reading

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