Fiction for Women December 9, 2019 – Posted in: Books
The Gift of Being Transported Elsewhere (aka a GOOD NOVEL):
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Colette, Susan and I all loved this one. Great for women with strong attachments to the home of their childhood and siblings.
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – A timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. For the escapist who dreams of visiting magical worlds.
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri – A novel that puts human faces on the Syrian war with the story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. One of Colette’s favorites.
- The Overstory by Richard Powers – From roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Even though this one came out in 2018, after it won the Pulitzer Prize it has grown and avid fan base. For the serious fiction connoisseur and tree lover.