Some of the better books I've read

  • Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
  • Midwives - Chris Bohjalian
  • Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns
  • Leaving Cold Sassy - Olive Ann Burns
  • Brothers and Sisters - Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Singing in the Comeback Choir - Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Sweet Summer - Bebe Moore Campbell
  • The House On Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
  • What looks like crazy on an ordinary day...-Pearl Cleage
  • Family - J. California Cooper
  • Some Soul To Keep - J. California Cooper
  • Through the Ivory Gate - Rita Dove
  • Home Repair - Trey Ellis
  • Like Water For Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg
  • Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man - Fannie Flagg
  • Welcome to the world Baby Girl - Fannie Flagg
  • Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterman
  • Stones From the River - Ursula Hegi
  • The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston
  • She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
  • I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
  • The Color of Water - James McBride
  • Mutant Message Down Under - Marlo Morgan
  • Bailey's Cafe - Gloria Naylor
  • Now You See Her - Whitney Otto
  • One True Thing - Anna Quindlen
  • Coffee Will Make You Black - April Sinclair
  • Ain't Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice - April Sinclair
  • Nisei Daughter - Monica Sone
  • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
  • Little Altars Everywhere - Rebecca Wells
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy - Alice Walker
  • The Wedding - Dorothy West

How embarrassing! Of all the books on this list, the only one I've read is Fried Green Tomatos at the Whistle Stop Cafe. This is probably because I read way too many male authors. But of the books by female authors that I've read, The Bone People by Keri Hulme stands out, and you might want to give it a try. Also, I really enjoyed The Bean Trees and Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, and think you might too.

Thanks for the recommends. I have never heard of Keri Hulme. I think I have read something by Kingsolver a long time ago. Unfortunately I don't remember if I enjoyed it or not so I am going to try the titles you listed.

If you read any of the books on the list let me know, I would love to discuss them.