The holiday season is upon us, and that means one thing: It’s time to buy some books.
Here are my recommendations for 10 books, both fiction and nonfiction, written by a diverse group of women. I’ll start with a terrific new novel (release date is December 1) called Kingdom of Women.
In this season of giving, let’s talk about books. They are easy to wrap, pack and ship, and delightful to receive. Books uplift both the giver and the recipient.
Practical and political
If Her Own Vietnam happens to be on your gift list, thank you! And please consider ordering directly from the publisher rather than from Amazon.
There are practical and political reasons to do so. The publisher, Shade Mountain Press, is selling the book for LESS than Amazon charges – and your money will support a feminist press rather than a corporate giant. (If you want the book in Kindle version, of course, you must buy through Amazon.)
If you live in DC, you can get the book from Politics and Prose.
Many wonderful gift choices from women novelists
If for some reason you do not think Her Own Vietnam is the ideal gift for everyone you’ve ever met, please browse through these blog posts to find wonderful novels written by 30 Women Novelists You Should Know – or at least the 17 I’ve featured so far. They are:
- Carol Anshaw
- Kim Barnes
- Octavia Butler
- Jillian Cantor
- Susan Choi
- Sonya Chung
- Jennifer Haigh
- Rene Denfeld
- Masha Hamilton
- Elliott Holt
- Dara Horn
- Lily King
- Caroline Leavitt
- Zelda Lockhart
- Andrea Levy
- Brenda K. Marshall
- Laura McBride
Amidst all the holiday clamor, don’t overlook the option to give that rarest of gifts: A new world large enough to sink into, yet small enough to hold in your hands.