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100 Essential Female Writers

Whatever stage you're at in the endeavor to read more women, here are 100 talented female authors to get you started or keep you going. -AbeBooks
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Wizard of Earthsea
Wizard of Earthsea
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A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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March (Geraldine Brooks)
March (Geraldine Brooks)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Middlemarch
Middlemarch
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The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling)
The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling)
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
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The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Family Furnishings (Munro)
Family Furnishings (Munro)
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The Shipping News (Annie Proux)
The Shipping News (Annie Proux)
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We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
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Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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Kindred (Octavia Butler)
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
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Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
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The Grand Sophy (Georgette Heyer)
The Grand Sophy (Georgette Heyer)
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Original Sin
Original Sin
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
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We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
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My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
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A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'engle)
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'engle)
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Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
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Night at the Circus (Angela Carter)
Night at the Circus (Angela Carter)
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Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
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A Book of Common Prayer
A Book of Common Prayer
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
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Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
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