Sunday, February 23, 2020

Six books with strong female voices

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Fortune: A Novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the Dynasty That Outlasted the Empire, The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress, Sisi: Empress On Her Own, Where the Light Falls, as well as the nonfiction memoir Beauty in the Broken Places and two children’s books, Nelly Takes New York and Poppy Takes Paris.

At The Week magazine, Pataki tagged six books that feature strong female voices, including:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2017).

It took Lee almost 30 years to write this book, and thank goodness she followed through. The result is a stunning saga that follows four generations of a Korean family living in Japan. The writing is so poignant, I felt I could taste and smell the rich world the characters inhabit.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Pachinko is among Tara Sonin's twenty-one books for fans of HBO’s Succession and six books Jia Tolentino recommends.

--Marshal Zeringue