Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oprah's misogyny & ten great novels by women

We may be a little late in noticing this, but props to for highlighting that Oprah's book club hasn't read a woman novelist since 2004. An no living woman novelist since 2002.

I don't even know what to say.

Not sure what Green Apple can do other than pitch you some great recent novels by women. Here are ten of ours favorites of late, with links to buy them (on paper or as an ebook where possible).

Room by Emma Donoghue (ebook $11.99)
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (ebook $26.95)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (ebook $18.94)
The Lovers by Vendela Vida (ebook $9.99)
City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris (ebook $11.99)
The Great House Nicole Krausse (ebook $24.95)
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (event here 1/24!)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (ebook $13.49)
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (ebook $18.94)
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by, um, Lydia Davis


Clark said...

Furthermore: Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi, The Bridegroom Was a Dog by Yoko Tawada, and so on and so on and Green Apple knows best.

Steve said...

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is the best novel I've read in the past ten years.

Anonymous said...

Wait, there's more: How about The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the UK's Orange Prize for fiction? I loved that book, to heck with the shine on she got from the folks at NPR.

green appler said...

Don't forget Lorrie Moore's Gate at the Stairs !

shopworker said...

Great list! What a lovely response to the Oprah news. Thank you so much.

I'm really excited about checking out the names I'm not familiar with.

I have been meaning to check out Egan's A Visit for the past few months because I thought The Keep was great.

I love Lucy Ellmann and Nicola Barker and would recommend them to anyone looking for funny, fast-paced and clever novels.

Thanks again. x


thanks SO much! and yes, great great response to the O news! happy reading, everyone!


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