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5 Feminist Fiction Books You Can’t Miss (Slideshow)

5 Feminist Fiction Books You Can’t Miss (Slideshow)
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The weather is warming up, which means the pools are starting to open and people are starting to pack the books they’ve been meaning to read into their beach bags and log some summer reading time.

If you’re getting ready to sit outside with a book you can’t put down, don’t miss these amazing feminist fiction books. From fabulous female heroines to women trying to make their ways in the world around them, you won’t regret adding these books to your summer reading list.

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8:50PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012


10:48PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Thanks so much

11:36AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Great suggestions! I hope to get at least one from the library soon :)

1:36PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

There has been some confusion about 'Between Shades of Grey' ( a book I plan to read) and that other book (which I don't). Some schools that have offered 'Between' have gotten complaints about 'pushing porn on our kids' and parents' groups yelling that the author should be banned from speaking. Ruta Sepetys has taken this all in stride, though. It's giver her LOTS of free publicity. Seems many people knew nothing about Stalin's crimes in the Baltic states.

2:16PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for the list! I'm looking forward to reading them :)

1:37PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thank you for adding "Shades of Gray" to this list. It may be historical fiction, but it depicts quite realistically the fate of thousands of the Baltic peoples (Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians) who were forcibly deported in 1941 as well as those rounded up after the Soviet reoccupation in 1944 that started another 50 years. of suppression.

7:00AM PDT on May 28, 2012

I hope a list of feminist popular fiction is forthcoming.

8:08AM PDT on May 27, 2012

I might read "Day After Night" because I also enjoyed "The Red Tent". I really enjoy Atwood's novels but that one is so long. I might read it anyway.

5:40AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Shan D.- you're absolutely right on all accounts, and I can only hope that if we in the US fall to a theocracy this next year, you and your friends will be kind enough to launch a Mayday movement.

4:57AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Probably the best Feminist book I've read was The Awakening by Kate Chopin - especially considering it's over 100 years old.

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