Writing With the Master by Tony Vanderwalker
Egotistical, sexist AND sycophantic. But Grisham’s brutal critiques are aces.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Cinderella meets Girl with Pearl Earring meets Sweeney Todd. Deep.
The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus
Violent, Western adventure. Romantic men, brave women, justifiably pissed-off Apaches.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
French sisters fight nazis, enduring terrible cruelty. Cried like baby.
Dietland by Sarai Walker
Feminist commentary posing as chick-lit. Plot implodes, but provokes thought.