Single women -- fiction

08/15/2017 - 12:50am
Cover to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor is nearly thirty years old. She lives alone and follows a strict schedule that includes work, talking to her Mummy, and avoiding contact with others. People attempt to help her unlock the issues of her past, but Eleanor maintains she is, in fact, completely fine. In Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Eleanor tries to cope with abuse, neglect, and loss.

06/20/2014 - 10:59am
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Jennifer Clement’s Prayers for the Stolen is a fractured fairy tale. The narrator is a fierce, funny, and clever girl named Ladydi Garcia Martinez who faces many tragedies in a coming-of-age story set in Mexico. Her mother named her not for Princess Diana’s beauty and fame but for her shame. “My mother said that Lady Diana lived the true Cinderella story: closets full of broken glass slippers, betrayal and death.”

07/21/2015 - 7:58pm

In Georgia Bottoms, Georgia has a lot on her plate--a mother one appetizer short of being “out to lunch,” an unemployed brother more off the wagon than on, and a series of clandestine lovers scheduled six out of seven nights a week.

Although she’s always been able to juggle her unusual responsibilities, Georgia’s Saturday night man, Eugene Hendrix--who also happens to be the town’s (married) preacher--finds himself riddled with guilt.  That guilt, in turn, results in a confession to his wife, Brenda.  Eager for retaliation, Brenda demands that Georgia’s secrets be revealed to the entire town…via the church pulpit.  Georgia employs her vast feminine wiles to avert a last minute disaster.  Her next step is to arrange surreptitious relocation for Eugene (and his family) to another congregation…far, far away.

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