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Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
Of Bees and Mist

TreeLover, August 5, 2013

Feminist fairy tales can be hard to come by. Feminist fairy tales that are well-written, captivating, and uniquely crafted are rarer still. However, Setiawan weaves a rich novel and receives an A+ for execution on all accounts. Of Bees and Mist tells the story of several women drawn together both by fate and by magic. Their journeys are marked by the struggle for power and the transition into womanhood, ill-fated marriage, and the bond between mothers and daughters.
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Gone in an Instant by Annay Dawson
Gone in an Instant

TreeLover, April 18, 2013

I am a true fan of Dawson's series! Dawson's characters read as real people; Dawson conveys the complex and flawed nature of humanity better than most popular writers. Gone In An Instant explores the mystery behind Jack, a character Dawson fans will recognize from her previous work. The novel opens in the arms of another woman and takes the reader on Jack's journey through suspense and tragic loss. The plot is fast-paced, sensual, and pleasing to read. Give this one a read; you'll be glad you did!

Also, the book details for this listing state it is a Chinese Language Edition. However, I assure all readers that this book is in English and hasn't been translated into Chinese.
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The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The Bonesetter's Daughter

TreeLover, April 16, 2010

Amy Tan weaves a masterful narrative following the interwoven stories of three strong women characters, Ruth, Luling, and Precious Auntie. Her novel grapples with themes of Chinese-American immigrant identity, storytelling, memory, ghosts, and mother-daughter relationships. For any reader of fiction, this novel "gives voice" to an exquisite familial history. You will undoubtedly enjoy Tan's fluid and touching writing style.
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TreeLover, April 12, 2010

On an icy night in rural Vermont, a midwife performs an emergency Cesarean section on a woman she believes has died laboring. However, the midwife's assistant believes that the mother was still alive, leading to a high-stakes homicide case. Author Chris Bohjalian skillfully unravels the tale revolving around that fateful evening, from the perspective of a midwife's daughter. This novel is extraordinarily well-researched and engaging. For those concerned about the potential affirmation of negative home-birthing stereotypes, read assured; the novel is also feminist friendly.
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My Body Politic: A Memoir by Simi Linton
My Body Politic: A Memoir

TreeLover, April 10, 2010

After a devastating car accident, author and activist Simi Linton almost died. However, contrary to many readers' expectations, it is not becoming a person with a disability that shocks Linton the most, but rather adjusting to our inaccessible society. Linton demonstrates how a personal shift in identity can become a high-stakes political project. Her book is as touching as it is thoughtful. For anyone interested in social justice, this memoir is a must-read.
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