Monday, August 20, 2012

Top ten books about maverick women

Mary Watson won the 2006 Caine prize for African writing for her short story "Jungfrau" from her 2004 collection, Moss.

In 2006 she named her top ten books about maverick women, including:
Tracks by Louise Erdrich

This book begins with my favourite opening line ever: "We started dying before the winter and, like the snow, we continued to fall." I stumbled upon this book in the early days of writing my collection of interlinking stories, and was happy to find a writer who did it so well. Louise Erdrich links stories of dispossessed people amongst the Chippewa and her maverick woman character, Fleur, has remained vivid in my memory these last 10 years.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue