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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Jacob's daughter, Dinah, who received a glimpse of recognition in the Book of Genesis is initiated into the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood. Diamant reimagines the community of castoffs-widows, prostitues, orphans, African-Americans and ne'er-do-wells-all eking out a harsh living in the barren terrain of cape Ann.
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Final Payments by Mary Gordon A once devout but now disillusioned Catholic woman spends nearly eleven years in isolation while caring for an invalid father. His death allows her to begin a new life and to face the guilt and shame that had crippled her emotionally for years. Unravelling by Elizabeth Graver "A beautifully realized novel, in which a young woman triumphantly chooses independence over conformity. Eventide by Kent Haruf "Haruf continuous the story he told in plainsong, returning to tiny Holt, Colorado, and the cattle ranch of the elderly,laconic, and kind McPheron brothers,Harold and Raymond.
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Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver A woman abandons a medical career to look after an aging father in Arizona, and to discover her past. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver "In , Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Com Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver This book "weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia.
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