1900’s A to K

1900’s A to K

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Place of Setting Author Title Notes
Armenia Marcom, Micheline Aharonian Three Apples Fell from Heaven Armenian genocide
Australia Bitto, Emily The Strays Unconventional artists during the Depression
Austria Lippi, Rosina Homestead Linked short stories — peasant women on dairy farms
Canada Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin Winner of the Booker Prize. A science fiction novel-with-a-novel.
Canada Snyder, Carrie Girl Runner The story of a fictional Olympic athlete in 1928
Canada Vreeland, Susan The Forest Lover Based on the life of painter Emily Carr
China Chang, Janie Three Souls A dead woman must make amends for her life
China Fleischman, Lisa Huang Dream of the Walled City Based on the life of Jade Virtue Liang, feminist and political activist
China Lord, Bette Bao Spring Moon Chinese history through the eyes of an upper-class woman
China Min, Anchee Becoming Madame Mao Based on the wife of Mao Zedong, who was an actress before she became a brutal dictator
China Min, Anchee Pearl of China Based on the life of Pearl S. Buck, daughter of Christian missionaries who grew up in China
China Tan, Amy The Bonesetter’s Daughter Remote Chinese village in the 1920s
China Tan, Amy The Valley of Amazement Three generations of women
China Tsukiyama, Gail Women of the Silk Women silk workers in rural China
China Wang Anyi The Song of Everlasting Sorrow A young woman grows up in Shanghai
China Zijian, Chi The Last Quarter of the Moon An old tribal woman reflects on her life
China and United States See, Lisa Shanghai Girls In 1937, two Chinese sisters are sold to Chinese-American husbands
Easter Island (Chile) Vanderbes, Jennifer Easter Island Parallel stories of two women 60 years apart
England Alison, Rosie The Very Thought of You Child relocated to a Yorkshire estate during World War II
England Atkinson, Kate Life After Life A woman has the ability to re-start her life
England Florence, Elinor Bird’s Eye View Canadian woman Air Force spy during World War II
England McMahon, Katharine The Crimson Rooms A female lawyer during World War I
England Parmar, Priya Vanessa and Her Sister Based on the lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell
England Pietroni, Anna Lawrence Ruby’s Spoon A mysterious woman comes to a small town in 1933
England Simonson, Helen The Summer Before the War 1914 – first female Latin teacher in a small village
England Stratford, Sarah-Jane Radio Girls Women at BBC Radio in the 1920’s
England Waters, Sarah The Night Watch The lives of three woman and a man intersect in 1940’s London
England Waters, Sarah The Paying Guests Lodgers change the lives of a mother and daughter in 1920’s London
Estonia Oksanen, Sofi Purge Two women’s secrets are revealed against a background of the Soviet occupation of Estonia
Finland Dunmore, Helen House of Orphans Two best friends grow up and lead contrasting lives
France Avery, Ellis The Last Nude 1927 — based on the life of Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka
France Clayton, Meg Waite The Race for Paris Two women journalists cover World War II
France Girard, Anne Madame Picasso Based on the life of Eva Gouel
France Hannah, Kristin The Nightingale Two women struggle to survive in German-occupied France during World War II
France Roberts, Michele Ignorance Two friends survive the Nazi occupation of France
France Wein, Elizabeth Code Name Verity A British woman spy is captured by the Nazis during World War II
Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Amend, Allison Enchanted Islands Undercover intelligence officers during World War II
Germany Hansen, Dorte This House Is Mine A 5-year-old war refugee grows up
Germany Hegi, Ursula Stones from the River A dwarf shelters Jewish families during the Nazi era
Germany Jenoff, Pam The Orphan’s Tale Two women hide a Jewish baby in a traveling circus
Germany Shattuck, Jessica The Women in the Castle Two war widows find shelter in a Bavarian castle
Germany, France, Poland Kelly, Martha Hall Lilac Girls Three women in World War II Europe
Ghana Mills, Marilyn Heward Cloth Girl The lives of two women – one black, one white – become intertwined.
Guatemala Kerney, Kelly Hard Red Spring Guatemalan history through the eyes of four women
Iceland Eggerz, Solveig Seal Woman A German city woman goes to work on a farm in Iceland
India Massey, Sujata The Sleeping Dictionary A maid works for India’s freedom from the British
India Rao, Shobha An Unrestored Woman Stories set during the Partition of India and Pakistan
India Wheeler, Kate When Mountains Walked Two parallel love affairs (one in 1940’s India, and one in present day Peru)
Israel Pradelski, Minka Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman Two Holocaust survivors reminisce
Japan Kutsukake, Lynne The Translation of Love The American occupation of Japan after World War II
Kenya McLain, Paula Circling the Sun Based on the life of aviator Beryl Markham
Korea Kim, Eugenia The Calligrapher’s Daughter A young woman grows up in Japan-occupied Korea