Book Recommendations - Best Books of 2009 for Women
GiftLit announces our choices for the Best Books of 2009 for Women, with stories of wisdom, humor, and love from award-winning authors.
Best Books of 2009 for Women
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn – Told with exquisite prose and an optimistic tone, these electrifying stories of the oppression of women in the developing world make this one of the most important books of the year. Get more book recommendations for women.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Filled with humor and hope, this poignant novel set in Mississippi in 1962 is the story of three women who start a movement of their own and challenge the lines that define their town and their times. Get more book recommendations for women.
A Gate at the Stairs by Laurie Moore – Set just after the events of 9/11, Moore delivers a textured, beguiling and witty novel that brings readers up against the heart of racism, the shock of war, and the carelessness perpetrated against others in the name of love. Get more book recommendations for women.
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith – An acute observer of contemporary culture, Zadie Smith author of On Beauty delivers a sharp and funny collection of essays that tackle questions of identity, vocation, art and love. Get more book recommendations for women.
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt – This dense, complex and compelling portrait of a family and an era is set in the high tide of Britain's power and centers on two deeply troubled families of the British artistic intelligentsia. Get more book recommendations for women.
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munroe – This stunning collection of new stories demonstrates why Alice Munro is celebrated as a pre-eminent master of the short story. Get more book recommendations for women.
The Believers by Zoe Heller – Hailed as one of the outstanding novels of the year, The Believers explores big ideas with a light touch, delivering a tragic, comic family story as unsparing as it is filled with compassion. Get more book recommendations for women.
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver – This masterful novel of a man pulled between two nations takes readers on an epic journey from art and revolution in the Mexico City of Frida Kahlo and Lev Trotsky to America in the throws of World War II. Get more book recommendations for women.
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