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Her Busy Life – All Time Favorite Female Authors

Part I

Maya Angelou

Margaret Atwood

Dorothy Allison – “Bastard Out Of Carolina”

Maya Angelou – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

Margaret Atwood – “Cat’s Eye”

Beryl Bainbridge – “The Bottle Factory Outing”

Tonia Cade Bambara – “Gorilla My Love”

Djuna Barnes – “Nightwood”

Pat Barker – “Regeneration”

Anita Brookner – “Hotel du Lac”

Pearl S. Buck – “The Good Earth”

A.S. Byatt – “Possession: A Romance”

Angela Carter – “Nights at the Circus”

Ana Castillo – “So Far From God”

Willa Cather – “My Antonia”

Margret Mitchell

Kate Chopin – “The Awakening”

Sandra Cisneros – “The House on Mango Street”

Anita Desai – “Clear Light of Day”

Isak Dinesen – “Out Of Africa”

Harriet Doerr – “Stones of Ibarra”

Margaret Drabble – “The Radiant Way”

Daphne DuMaurier – “Rebecca”

Buchi Emecheta – “Second Class Citizen”

Louise Erdrich – “Tracks: A Novel”

Penelope Fitzgerald – “At Freddie’s”

Fannie Flagg – “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”

Janet Frame – “Yellow Flowers in the Antiopodean Room”

Marilyn French – “The Women’s Room”

Rebecca Goldstein – “The Mind-Body Problem”

Nadine Gordimer – “July’s People”

Mary Gordon – “The Rest of Life”

Radclyffe Hall – “The Well of Loneliness”

Bessie Head – “When Rain Clouds Gather”

Patricia Highsmith – “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

Janet Hobhouse – “The Furies”

Keri Hulme – “The Bone People”

Zora Neale Hurston – “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Margaret Laurence – “The Fire-Dwellers”

Harper Lee – “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Doris Lessing – “The Golden Notebook”

Penelope Lively – “Moon Tiger”

Anita Loos – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Mary McCarthy – “The Group”

Carson McCullers – “Ballad of Sad Cafe”

Terry McMillan – “Mama”

Olivia Manning – “The Balkan Trilogy”

Toni Morrison – “Beloved”

Alice Munro – “Lives of Girls and Women”

Iris Murdoch – “A Severed Head”

Joyce Carol Oates – “You Must Remeber This”

Edna O’Brien – “House of Splendid Isolation”

Grace Paley – Enormous Changes at The Last Minute”

Jayne Anne Phillips – “Black Tickets”

Dawn Powell – “The Golden Spur”

Annie Proulx – “The Shipping News”

Ayn Rand – “The Fountainhead”

Mary Renault – “The King Must Die”

Jean Rhys – “Wide Sargasso Sea”

Marilynne Robinson “Housekeeping”

Arundhati Roy – “The God of Small Things”

May Sarton – “Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing”

Carol Shields – “The Stone Diaries”

Anita Shreve – “The Weight of the Water”

Leslie Marmon Silko – “Almanac of the Dead”

Mona Simpson – “Anywhere but Here”

Elizabeth Smart – “By Grand Central Station I sat Down and Wept”

Jane Smiley – “The Age of Grief”

Susan Sontag – “The Volcano Lover”

Muriel Spark – “The Prime of MIss Jean Brodie”

Christina Stead – “The Man Who Loved Children”

Gertrude Stein – “Three Lives”

Elizabeth Taylor – “Angel”

Amy Tan – “The Joy Luck Club”

Anne Tyler – “If Morning Ever Comes”

Jane Urquhart – “Away”

Alice Walker – “The Color Purple”

Fay Weldon – “The Life and Loves of A She-Devil”

Eudora Welty – “Selected Stories”

Rebecca West – “The Return of the Solider”

Edith Wharton – “Ethan Frome”

Antonia White – “Frost in May”

Jeannette Winterson – “Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit”

Virginia Woolf – “Mrs. Dolloway”

Shirley Jackson – “The Haunting of Hill House”

Jamaica Kincaid – “Lucy”

Barbara Kingsolver – “The Bean Trees”

Maxine Hong Kingston – “Tripmaster Monkey”

Joy Kogawa – “Obasan”

Silvia Plath

Ayn Rand

Virgina Woolf

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