Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mature Protagonists

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I read all the time. It's been an obsession since my college days, and I love all sorts of books, everything from the classics to women's fiction to children's books. Lately, I've been trying to keep track of authors who tend to have older female protagonists. Anne Tyler, Fannie Flagg, and Haywood Smith are terrific writers who really "get" what it's like to be a woman with wrinkles and wisdom!

Who are your favorite authors for women readers? Tell me why you love them!






6 comments:

  1. I like Fannie Flagg, the other two I have not heard of. I will check them out. I just discovered Wendy Wax. She writes with usually 4 main female characters with ages ranging from the 30's-60's.

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    1. I've never heard of Wendy. I will definitely check her out. I've enjoyed all the Fannie books. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. I have never read any of Fannie Flagg's books. I think I need to remedy that! I have always loved Maeve Binchy...I think I have all her books. I also love an old author- Catherine Cookson- set in England her books are just so real life as it was in those days. I like lots of authors but not crazy about trashy novels...and can't stand Harlequin romances...but that is just me.
    I wish I had more time to read though. I thought I would have that at this stage of life...ain't happenin' lol xo Diana

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    1. I have read most of Fannie's books, and I read a Binchy book years ago. I can't recall the name, but I remember loving it. I will have to order a couple. I hear you on the no time to read thing. I've started using Audible a lot, so I can listen to books in my car. I love it!

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  3. Hands down Fannie Flagg is my favorite!! I love the southern imagery, the language, and the characters that seem like people I have known in my lifetime. The first one I read was Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man. I don't see that in your stack so if you haven't read it, you must! It's hilarious and sad all rolled into one.

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  4. I feel exactly the same way, Stacey! And I love that mixture of sad and funny, too, her signature! I will check out Daisy Fay. Don't think I've read that one. Hope you have a good day!

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