Feminista’s 100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women

Dorothy Allison: Bastard Out of Carolina
Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Margaret Atwood: Cat’s Eye
Beryl Bainbridge: The Bottle Factory Outing
Toni Cade Bambara: Gorilla, My Love
Djuna Barnes: Nightwood
Pat Barker: Regeneration
Anita Brookner: Hotel du Lac
Rita Mae Brown: Rubyfruit Jungle
Pearl S. Buck: The Good Earth
A.S. Byatt: Possession< Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus Ana Castillo: So Far From God Willa Cather: My Antonia Kate Chopin: The Awakening Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street Ivy Compton-Burnett: Elders and Betters Anita Desai: Clear Light of Day Isak Dinesen: Out of Africa Harriet Doerr: Stones for Ibarra Margaret Drabble: The Radiant Way Daphne DuMaurier: Rebecca Buchi Emecheta: Second Class Citizen Louise Erdrich: Tracks Penelope Fitzgerald: At Freddie's Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Janet Frame: Owls Do Cry Marilyn French: The Women's Room Rebecca Goldstein: The Mind-Body Problem Nadine Gordimer: July's People Mary Gordon: The Rest of Life Radclyffe Hall: The Well of Loneliness Bessie Head: When Rain Clouds Gather Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley Janet Hobhouse: The Furies Keri Hulme: The Bone People Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes were Watching God Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: Heat and Dust Erica Jong: Fear of Flying Jamaica Kincaid: Lucy Barbara Kingsolver: The Bean Trees Maxine Hong Kingston: Tripmaster Monkey Joy Kogawa: Obasan Margaret Laurence: The Fire-Dwellers Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook Penelope Lively: Moon Tiger Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Olivia Manning: The Balkan Trilogy Leslie Marmon Silko: Almanac of the Dead Mary McCarthy: The Group Carson McCullers: Ballad of the Sad Cafe Terry McMillan: Mama Isabel Miller: Patience and Sarah Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind Lorrie Moore: Anagrams Toni Morrison: Beloved Bharati Mukherjee: Wife Alice Munro: Lives of Girls and Women Iris Murdoch: A Severed Head Joyce Carol Oates: You Must Remember This Edna O'Brien: House of Splendid Isolation Flannery O'Connor: A Good Man is Hard to Find Tillie Olsen: Tell Me a Riddle Grace Paley: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Dorothy Parker: Stories Jayne Anne Phillips: Black Tickets Marge Piercy: Braided Lives Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar Katharine Anne Porter: Ship of Fools Dawn Powell: The Golden Spur E. Annie Proulx: The Shipping News Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead Mary Renault: The King Must Die Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea Marilynne Robinson: Housekeeping Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things May Sarton: Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing Carol Shields: The Stone Diaries Anita Shreve: The Weight of Water Mona Simpson: Anywhere But Here Elizabeth Smart: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept Jane Smiley: The Age of Grief Susan Sontag: The Volcano Lover Muriel Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Christina Stead: The Man Who Loved Children Gertrude Stein: Three Lives Elizabeth Taylor: Angel Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club Anne Tyler: If Morning Ever Comes Jane Urquhart: Away Alice Walker: The Color Purple Fay Weldon: The Life and Loves of a She-Devil Eudora Welty: Stories Rebecca West: The Return of the Soldier Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome Antonia White: Frost in May Jeannette Winterson: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway