Saturday, September 2, 2017

Five top books about women labeled “difficult”

E. Lockhart's new novel is Genuine Fraud.

At the BN Teen blog she tagged five of her favorite stories about women labeled “difficult,” including:
Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie shows a woman furiously inventing herself as an unconventional role model for her students. She exists on a border between self-actualization and lunacy.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is among Adam Ehrlich Sachs's top ten funny books, Sebastian Faulks's six favorite books, Stuart Husband's top ten fictional teachers, Rachel Cooke's top ten spinsters, Karin Altenberg's top ten books about betrayal, Megan Abbott's five most dangerous mentors in fiction, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on teaching and learning and Ian Rankin's six best books. Miss Jean Brodie is one of John Mullan's ten best teachers in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue