Monthly Archives: July 2015

Writing With The Master (non-fiction, beginning novelists only)

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Writing With the Master by Tony Vanderwalker

Egotistical, sexist AND sycophantic. But Grisham’s brutal critiques are aces.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Recommended)

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Cinderella meets Girl with Pearl Earring meets Sweeney Todd. Deep.

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The Wild Girl (highly recommended)

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The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus

Violent, Western adventure. Romantic men, brave women, justifiably pissed-off Apaches.

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The Nightingale (Recommended)

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

French sisters fight nazis, enduring terrible cruelty. Cried like baby.

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Dietland

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Dietland by Sarai Walker

Feminist commentary posing as chick-lit. Plot implodes, but provokes thought.

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Rules of Civility (Recommended)

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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Ambitious doll in swanky 1930s NYC. Terrific writing . Gin-soaked truths.

 

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