Multcolib My Librarian Karen S: Favorite Authors from Feminista's 100

Digging to America
Digging to America A Novel By Tyler, Anne (Book - 2006 ) FICTION TYLER Available in some locations

Annotation:Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport. The Iranian-American grandmother of one of the infants tells a story that speaks to identity in multicultural America. (2006)

Runaway Stories By Munro, Alice (Book - 2004 ) FICTION MUNRO All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 6 copies

Annotation:Munro's tightly told stories about Canadian women spread across classes, ages and time frames. The carefully chosen details linger on long after each story is over. (2004)

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ERDRICH 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:Father Damien has longed served the Ojibwa people. Now nearing the end of his life, he is asked to prove or disprove the sainthood of a woman he knows well and struggles to guard his own secret identity in the process. (2001)

The Bonesetter's Daughter
The Bonesetter's Daughter By Tan, Amy (Book - 2001 ) FICTION TAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Ruth's Chinese-born mother LuLing has senile dementia, and Ruth urgently wants to find out the real story of her mother's upbringing, while negotiating how to best care for her mother. (2001)

A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres A Novel By Smiley, Jane (Book - 2003 ) FICTION SMILEY 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

Annotation:Dark truths and long-suppressed emotions come to the surface in 1979 when a successful Iowa farmer decides to cut one of his daughters out of his will in this midwestern King Lear. (1991)

The Bean Trees
The Bean Trees A Novel By Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 1998 ) FICTION KINGSOLVE 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:By the time Taylor Greer reaches Oklahoma, this strong-willed young Kentucky native with a quick tongue and an open mind is catapulted into a surprising new life. (1988)

Gone to Soldiers
Gone to Soldiers A Novel By Piercy, Marge (Book - 1988 ) FICTION PIERCY 1988 Available in some locations

Annotation:Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the dizzying days of the war. (1988)

Stones for Ibarra
Stones for Ibarra By Doerr, Harriet (Book - 1984 ) FICTION DOERR All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Two Americans, Richard and Sara Everton, are the only foreigners in Ibarra, Mexico. They live among people who both respect and misunderstand them, as they likewise are mystified by the Ibarran villagers. (1984)

Annie John
Annie John By Kincaid, Jamaica (Book - 1997 ) FICTION KINCAID Available in some locations

Annotation:Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean island of Antigua, are told in Kincaid's inimitable poetic cadence and dreamy tone. (1985)

The Stone Diaries
The Stone Diaries By Shields, Carol (Book - 2008 ) FICTION SHIELDS 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story chronicles and celebrates the life Daisy Goodwill Plett, born in 1905 and living into the 1990s. We see into Daisy's mind,experiencing her life from a dramatic birth to a chilling death. (1983)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Angelou, Maya (Book - 2009 ) B-A584i 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 50 copies

Annotation:Maya Angelou's memoir captures the longing of a parentless adolescence, the brute insult of racism and rape, and the discovery of a world of words that can make the world right. (1969)

Tell Me A Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works
Tell Me A Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works By Olsen, Tillie (Book - 2013 ) FICTION OLSEN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The stories Tell Me a Riddle and I Stand Here Ironing share poor women's stories in such an honest yet poetic tone that you can't help but hear your own grandmother speaking. (1961)

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In the year 2000, lists of the 100 top books of the century were published. I've chosen here my top authors from Feminista's list of literary fiction by women authors, and offered you my favorite titles by each one. Karen S

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