Best Selling Novels by Women Writers Best Selling Novels by Women Writers

Best Selling Novels by Women Writers


Susan Barile, Moderator

This Seminar will focus on contemporary narratives that have achieved great success, major recognition, famous prizes, and for some, movie deals. What are the social, literary and cultural influences behind the well-liked story? We will read the novels of six North American women writers and discover how each diverse story succeeds in creating a compelling tale that generates an aesthetic charge for a wide-ranging audience. With images.

Session 1 Pachinko, MIN JIN LEE (2017)
Session 2 Salvage the Bones, JESMYN WARD (2012)
Session 3 Outline, RACHEL CUSK (2014)
Session 4 Commonwealth, ANN PATCHETT (2016)
Session 5 The Friend, SIGRID NUNEZ (2018)
Session 6 Where the Crawdads Sing, DELIA OWENS (2018)

MONDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

OCT 7, 21
NOV 4, 18

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
*tax deductible portion is $237.50

Susan Barile

SUSAN BARILE – Assistant Professor, English Department, Hunter College. A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Barile holds a Master’s Degree from Hunter and a Ph.D. in Literature from The Graduate Center, NYC. She completed her dissertation on the letters of Edith Wharton written to Italian Renaissance art historian Bernard Berenson. She is also the author of The Bookworm’s Big Apple: A Guide to Manhattan’s Booksellers, published by Columbia University Press.