Top 10 books where powerful woman saves a day.
“Random” books, like random people, do not exist. Many books fall into our hands at the very moment of our life, when they are the most needed for us: to learn something new, to energize the characters, or simply to see the truth about ourselves in one well-written phrase. We offer you a list of books about women saving the day, to make you recognize the main heroines in yourself, or to see your power as it really can be.
- “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. ” by Fanny Flagg
The widespread novel by the famous American writer F. Flagg that tells about the friendship of women who lived in the first half of this century. Thinly penetrating into the psychology of the characters, the author unexpectedly intertwines their destinies, full of dramatic events and worldly worries, love and hate, victories, and defeats. According to the novel, a film was made in 1991, which had a huge success all over the world.
2.“The secret life of bees” by Sue Monk Kidd
The story of fourteen-year-old Lily Owens, who lost her mother in her childhood. This is a story of loss and gain, of love, faith, and forgiveness, a story about people who have discovered the true meaning of the concepts of “choosing what’s important,” that teaches us how to make a great day in any conditions.
3.“Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout
“Olivia Kitteridge” is one of the most famous books by Elizabeth Strout. Straut created a unique novel space and populated it with colorful characters, the main of which is Olivia Kitteridge, a woman with a strong, contradictory character, that has an amazing magnetism. Each of the thirteen short stories that make up the book contains a fascinating story that captures and presents an incomparable reader’s pleasure.
4.“The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant
It’s a feminist version of the first half of the book of Exodus, from Laban and migration to Egypt. The events described in it, follow the general outline of the Bible, and most of the biblical characters appear in it. The story is shown from the point of view of Dina, the only daughter of Jacob, a secondary character remembered only by the fact that she was the cause of the bloody disgrace inflicted by the sons of Jacob, repulsive even from the moral point of view of that time.
5.Alice Walker “The Color Purple”
The novel takes place in the rural areas of Georgia in the 30s of the twentieth century. At the lowest level of society is a black woman. Life now and then confirms this unshakable truth. Alice Walker speaks bluntly about violence, mockery, about what many people are trying to keep quiet.
6.“Island in the depths of the sea” by Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is one of the most famous Latin American writers, who is crowned with numerous awards and literary ranks. The total circulation of her books has already exceeded sixty million copies, her novels have been translated into three dozen languages. “Island in the depths of the sea” is a story about the fate of a slave from the island of San Domingo. At the end of the 18th century, the island was the richest colony in the world, giving sugar, coffee, tobacco, cotton, indigo, and cocoa. The country that created the cult of enlightenment and freedom lived by the labor of slaves.
7. “The Desert Flower” by Diri Waris
The book is an autobiography of the famous photo model Waris Diri, in which she tells the true story of her life. At the age of four, she was subjected to violence, at the age of five she passed a circumcision ritual that maimed her for life, and at age thirteen, she ran away from home. But that girl always knows how to save her day.
8.“Notre Dammed’ Ukraine” by Oksana Zabuzhko
This is exactly the non-fiction that is read in one breath and worth many fictional novels. This is a fascinating interdisciplinary study of Lesja Ukrainka, which, unfortunately, we do not know, and which is deeper, more noble and wiser than its canonical portrait of a “maverick and revolutionary”, about a woman who was picked up by a falling Cossack banner “Knights of the Spirit” there was not a single man capable of this.
9.Gerard de Cortez “Frida Kalo“
Apparently, everybody has heard about this outstanding Mexican artist. However, the life of Frida Calo was no less colorful than the colors of beloved Mexico. A serious illness that spooked not only her body but also her life, her love for a married man transformed the history of Frida into an incredible kaleidoscope of passion.
10. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged”
If you are not afraid of lordship and economic nuances, you should get acquainted with the indescribable, self-confident and unordinary heroine of this novel. Dagny Taggart is a vice president of a railway company that is starting to fail. However, the young woman is struggling to keep her legacy afloat and tries to make her days as good, as possible.
Women are very interesting creatures. The restlessness, the will to live, the desire for victory, the responsibility for the loved ones and those who are close by – all this is true for many women. That’s why there are many books written about them.
My name is Erica Fleming, I am a blogger and work as an editor. I have a Master’s Degree in literature and love both reading and writing about books and literary topics. I also help students with their literary assignments – articles, essays and summaries of books. My works you can check at sutree.com