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Book List and Suggestions

Lee_K
user 10104703
Nashville, TN
Post #: 35
How about works by Southern women writers one month?
Eudora Welty's "The Optimist's Daughter"
Katherine Anne Porter's "Ship of Fools"
Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood"
Kate Chopin's "At Fault" (I think everyone has probably read "The Awakening")

More women writers who could be included in other themes.
Willa Cather's "Death Comes to the Archbishop" (Maybe an American West, or Midwest theme?)
Sarah Orne Jewett's "Country of the Pointed Firs" (New England)
Lillie
user 7467263
Franklin, TN
Post #: 32
I second Porter's Ship of Fools and O'Connor
Also, would add
Ballad of the Sad Cafe-Carlson McCullers, or something else by her
Their Eyes were watching God--Zora Neale Hurston, or something else by her, Jonah's gourd vine is good too
but most popular work is Their Eyes/God...
definitely second something by Chopin. If many haven't read Awakening, would be a good choice. but At Fault sounds very interesting and intriguing also, haven't read it
Lee_K
user 10104703
Nashville, TN
Post #: 36
Could we consider books by African writers? Some influential African writers have died in the last few years, thus making these novels available for our group.

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
“Cry the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton
“The House of Hunger” by Dambudzo Marechera
“Butterfly Burning” by Yvonne Vera
Dave D
Dave_D_Nashville
Group Organizer
Nashville, TN
Post #: 358
Lee, you read my mind :-)
Lee_K
user 10104703
Nashville, TN
Post #: 37
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather.
I've been wanting to read this for years.

By the way, what is Evin's pick (for November)?
Dave D
Dave_D_Nashville
Group Organizer
Nashville, TN
Post #: 359
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
Lee_K
user 10104703
Nashville, TN
Post #: 38
How about books recommended by Nancy Pearl (librarian)? These two were written by the now dead.
"Briarpatch" by Ross Thomas
"Miss Hargreaves" by Frank Baker
Dave D
Dave_D_Nashville
Group Organizer
Nashville, TN
Post #: 362
Good suggestions. I'll add them to the list.
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