Contemporary Women Fiction

Author: Ali Smith

Autumn is the first installment in a quartet. Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art,….Read More

12 Books Similar to Autumn

All Quiet on the Orient Express

As the wet Lakeland fells grow misty and the holiday season draws to a close; as the tourists trickle away from the campsite, along with the sunshine, and the hot… Continue Reading Posted in: Camp Sites, Contemporary British & Irish Literature, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Etc.), Facilities, Fiction, Fictional Works

The Sopranos

It’s an important day for the Sopranos when the school choir bus hits the big city for the national finals. The girls’ priorities are pub-crawling, shoplifting and body-piercing, and then… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Female Friendship, Fiction

Morvern Callar

It is off-season in a remote Highland sea port: twenty-one-year-old Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide… Continue Reading Posted in: Arts & Photography, Psychological Fiction, Scotland, Scottish Fiction

Talking It Over

This account of love's vicissitudes begins as a comedy of misunderstanding, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing the reader into the quagmires of the heart. The author also wrote Metroland,… Continue Reading Posted in: 20th Century General Fiction, England, Humorous Stories, Metaphysical Fiction, Surrealist Literary Criticism

William Tell, Don Carlos, Demetrius (Schiller’s Historical Dramas)

Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a leading German poet, and a philosopher of freedom. Schiller's work exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and the ideal of the truly educated, multilingual… Continue Reading

Bring Up the Bodies

An alternate cover of this ISBN can be found here.Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him… Continue Reading Posted in: 1491 1547, Great Britain, Henry Viii, Historical British & Irish Literature, History, King Of England, Renaissance Literary Criticism

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to… Continue Reading Posted in: Authors, Pakistani, Social Conditions, Social History

Salvage the Bones

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't… Continue Reading Posted in: 2005, African American Literature, Fiction, Hurricane Katrina, Literary Fiction, Motherless Families

Last Orders

This novel follows four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, who meet to carry out his last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea. Continue Reading Posted in: Aged Men, British & Irish Literary Fiction, Literary Satire Fiction, Love Stories, Middle Aged Men

How to Be Both

How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith.Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is… Continue Reading Posted in: Art History, Gender Identity, Illustrated, Text, Women's Literature & Fiction

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