Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Six top books about "almost magical" women

Karen Joy Fowler's books include the novels The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and the short-story collection Black Glass. One of Fowler's six favorite books about "almost magical" women, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

A longtime favorite of mine. Technically a memoir, The Woman Warrior becomes almost magical through its inclusion of folk tales, dreams, and revisions. Varied in its narrative strategies, shimmering in its language, sharp in its subject matter, Kingston's 1976 book remains a true tour de force.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: Karen Joy Fowler's top ten books about intelligent animals.

The Woman Warrior is among Ginni Chen's top seven books to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Sheep, Eva Hoffman's top five striking memoirs, and Julia Alvarez's five most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue