Friday, December 4, 2015

Ten of the best underrated 2015 novels by women

At Literary Hub Bethanne Patrick tagged ten underrated 2015 novels by women, including:
After the Parade, Lori Ostlund

It’s unfair to compare Lori Ostlund to Anne Tyler, but Ostlund covers her terrain of rural Minnesota as meaningfully as Tyler does Baltimore, Maryland. And while Ostlund writes about gay and lesbian characters who rarely enter Tyler’s quiet orbit, both authors’ characters worry about boundaries. When middle-aged Aaron leaves Walter after 22 years, all of those ideas become fodder for an episodic and beautifully lifelike story.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue