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Subject: Women's literature deals...
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:59 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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I'm not quite sure this falls into the category of "chick lit", but I have a number of books on my shelf that are geared towards a female audience.  They're mostly more serious and more overtly feminist than what I think of as "chick lit", but I don't know the genre particularly well, so I'm posting them here to see if any of you might like them.

I'll do 3-for-1 for anything on my shelf except the PDR (which is very heavy).

Here's a list of books that I think might appeal to women, but I'll do deals on any books:

Seven Cardinal Virtues (multiple authors) - Short satires about women taking virtues to the extreme and being blindsided by the consequences.

Gone To Soldiers (Marge Piercy) - Haunting novel of the intertwined lives of people (mostly Jewish women) living during World War II - not sterotypes or victims, the range of personalities encompass (among others) a writer, a resistance fighter, and a refugee girl placed in an abusive family.

Going Down Fast (also Marge Piercy) - another novel of the lives of strong women facing crisis, and how they maintain their love and their sanity.

Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston) - Chinese girl growing up who cherishes her traditional culture but must find her strength as a woman.  Georgeous.

Bluebeard's Egg (Margaret Atwood) - Short stories by the author of Handmaid's Tale and Blind Assasssin, mostly centering around interactions with family.

Shock Treatment (Karen Finley) - Angry but witty, feminist writing like a hurricane blast.  Not for the faint of heart, or those squeamish about discussing blow jobs.

Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison) - Tragic story of a young black girl, desparately lonely and ignored, raped by her father and trapped in her ignorance and shame.  Truly heart wrenching.

 Yonnodio (Tillie Olsen) - Intense, powerful mother striving to keep her family alive and afloat during the Depression.

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