Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel: Truly engaging and well written. Mantel immerses the reader in the subversive world of Wolsey, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn with Thomas Cromwell as guide. Worth Reading, Thomas Cromwell, Book Worth, Anne Boleyn, King Henry Viii, Wolves, Historical Fiction, Hilarious Mantels, Wolf Hall
NPR: I am in awe of Hilary Mantel. The scope and skill of her incredible Wolf Hall — which charted the rise of the brilliant Thomas Cromwell against the backdrop of Henry VIII's break with the pope — was staggering. When I learned she was writing a sequel, I couldn't help but worry: How could any author sustain that sort of sheer, daring genius for a second book? Easily, it turns out. Bring Up the Bodies is not only as wonderful as Wolf Hall, it may even exceed it.
Elise is the daughter of Anna, a gifted opera singer, and Julian, an author. She grows up as a bourgeois, Jewish girl in Vienna during WWII. To escape the Nazis, Elise becomes a maid in England. This is a tale of hope and love despite utter devastation and loss.
These Are the 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading | TIME...Chimamanda Adichie.. Beyoncé loves her and so should you. Adichie, who is from Nigeria, is credited with heralding a new generation of African authors with her bestselling Half of a Yellow Sun. Her latest novel, Americanah, was named one of the 10 best books of 2013 by the New York Times. Oh, and she’s also a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipient..