Where is the Great American Novel by a Woman?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on pressing and provocative questions about the world of books. This week, Jennifer Szalai and Mohsin Hamid challenge notions of what makes certain literature “great.”

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About Sandy Barron

Author of The Heiress of Water (HarperCollins, 2006) and Stay With Me (Harper, 2010)
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2 Responses to Where is the Great American Novel by a Woman?

  1. brclements says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird?

  2. Sandy Barron says:

    Yes, I don’t think they mentioned that one.
    I agree with the second response. We are such a pluralistic society that there is no single narrative that can embody everyone’s experience anyway.

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