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Favorite Authors and Books

Christopher Moore

A Dirty Job, Lamb (So, so funny he is, much of his work centers in San Francisco)

Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body
(Great love story, heartbreaking and beautiful, and you never know the sex of the protagonist)

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Canongate did a Myth series and had contemporary authors rework mythological stories from different perspectives and it was really good. Margaret Atwood redid The Odyessy from Penelope’s point of view)

Hermann Hesse

Demian (Coming of age story à la Catcher in the Rye. One of my favorite books ever.)

Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace, Handmaid’s Tale, anything (Hands down, one of my favorite writers)

Dorothy Allison

Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller (I am from the south and really connect with Southern fiction and the relationships between women and their families)

Isabel Allende

Daughter of Fortune, The Infinite Plan

Other Authors/Books I Like:

James Dalessandro1906 (Very good historical fiction)

DanteThe Divine Comedy

J.D. SalingerCatcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey

Ruth Ozeki—My Year of Meats

Sylvia Plath—The Bell Jar

Octavia ButlerParable of the Sower

James Halperin—The Truth Machine (this book is AMAZING)

Wally Lamb—She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True

Khaled Hosseini—The Kite Runner

Richard BachOne, Illusions

Julia Alvarez—In the Time of Butterflies

Barbara Kingsolver—The Poisonwood Bible

Gregory MaguireWicked (Love the editing and his vocabulary)

Laura ArgiriThe God in Flight

Augusten Burroughs—Running With Scissors


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