Monday, March 15, 2021

Nine novels about women who reject expectations

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, along with Last Girl Lied To and All Eyes on Her, under the name L.E. Flynn.

Her adult debut, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, has sold in nine territories and has been optioned for television by AMC.

At Electric Lit Flynn tagged nine novels about women who reject expectations. One title on the list:
Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

This piercingly sharp story focuses on women at two different stages of life: Katherine, in her early 40s, is a magazine editor, and Lily, in her early 20s, is an intern. Katherine is drawn to Lily at the same time as she calls her a “snowflake,” an entitled millennial. The twisted events that ensue speak not only to competition between coworkers, but how women are saddled with generational expectations and stereotypes depending on our ages.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue