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Good Books For Women Who Hate Chick-lit.

A Listmania! list by Ros France (South West France)
 
The Color Purple
1.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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  "A wonderful story of life, passion, redemption & forgiveness"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

Gone with the Wind
2.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "A sweeping saga set against the background of the American Civil War. Much better than the film. & don't be put off by the book cover - this definitely isn't a bodice-ripping romance!"
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To Kill A Mockingbird
3.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "Written from a child's perspective, wonderful story , a great and easy read."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (636 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Go-Between (Penguin Modern Classics)
4.  The Go-Between (Penguin Modern Classics) by L. P. Hartley
The list author says:
  "A superb rite-of-passage story set in England in 1900. Very evocative of the period."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Affinity
5.  Affinity by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "I finished this book then started it again straight away!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)
6.  Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie) by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully written, interwoven mystery storyline - a page turner."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback)
7.  We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback) by Lionel Shriver
The list author says:
  "After finishing this book you will want to share it with others so you can debate and discuss it - haunts your thoughts long afterwards."
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
8.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "Funny, sad, clever and illuminating."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,199 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Light Years: Cazalet Chronicles Book 1
9.  The Light Years: Cazalet Chronicles Book 1 by Elizabeth Jane Howard
The list author says:
  "Set in middle class England just before advent of WW2, great chracterisations, first in a series of 4 - all recommended."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

Behind The Scenes At The Museum
10.  Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly evocative interwoven stories of three generations of women."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

The Holocaust
11.  The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
The list author says:
  "A graphic and horrifying historical account of the Holocaust. To quote one reviewer, you will "Read this book with bleeding eyes"."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Pursuit of Love
12.  The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
The list author says:
  "Pure comedy - worth reading just for the character of Uncle Matthew!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
13.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "Absorbing account of three generations of women in 20th Century China."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

The Blind Assassin
14.  The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Superb - reflects the changing role of women over past 70 years or so, plus you get three storylines in this huge, wonderful book."
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Northanger Abbey (Penguin Popular Classics)
15.  Northanger Abbey (Penguin Popular Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "My all-time favourite by Jane Austen"
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The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
16.  The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Simply the best book of all time."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (954 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Beneath the Skin
17.  Beneath the Skin by Nicci French
The list author says:
  "I love the different characterisations of the 3 women in this murder mystery."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Roses from the Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank
18.  Roses from the Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank by Carol Ann Lee
The list author says:
  "A cracking biography of Ann Frank's life and death."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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King Solomon's Carpet
19.  King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
The list author says:
  "My favourite of all Ruth Rendell's works."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
20.  Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The list author says:
  "Stunning story of life experienced by two women in the 1920's and 1980's."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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Angela's Ashes
21.  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
The list author says:
  "This book made me cry with laughter and with sadness. I defy you to read it WITHOUT having an Irish accent in your head all the time!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

Stuart: A Life Backwards
22.  Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
The list author says:
  "Excellent biography about a homeless man - inspiring, funny, sad, topical - will make you reflect on the unfairness of the system."
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Rebecca (VMC)
23.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "Psychological mystery set against the sweeping backdrop of the Cornish coastline."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
24.  Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
The list author says:
  "Wonderful, rite of passage/coming-out story."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Penmarric
25.  Penmarric by Susan Howatch
The list author says:
  "Cleverly uses historical characters (the family and feuds of King Henry II) as the baseline plot for this family saga set in turn of the century Cornwall. A nice, fat, wallowing read!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 13/05/2007
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