If you're looking for beach reading this summer Oprah's The Best Books by Women for Summer 2019 is a great place to find all the great page turners of the year.

If you're looking for beach reading this summer Oprah's The Best Books by Women for Summer 2019 is a great place to find all the great page turners of the year. Each one offers compelling characters having interesting, touching or otherwise entertaining adventures. Yes, there's some hearbreak mixed in, some tough times and challenges but that's part of what makes these books so hard to put own. Great writing by talented women authors will keep you enthralled all the way through autumn. Here are some of Oprah's picks to get you started

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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

                                                      

                                                              

"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."

The #1 best selling author of Eat Pray Love brings us a new heroine, Vivian Morris, in City of Girls. We follow her adventures from 1940 on and hear about her long, exciting life from her own lips, almost 60 years later. Vivian recalls how those adventures altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is."

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

                                                       

                                                               

From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. "In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?"

Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman

                                                       

                                                                

From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster.

"Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love, and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines." 

Paris, 7 a.m. by Liza Wieland

                                                       

                                                                 

The acclaimed, award-winning author of A Watch of Nightingales imagines in a sweeping and stunning novel what happened to the poet Elizabeth Bishop during three life-changing weeks she spent in Paris amidst the imminent threat of World War II.

"June 1937. Elizabeth Bishop, still only a young woman and not yet one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, arrives in France with her college roommates. They are in search of an escape, and inspiration, far from the protective world of Vassar College where they were expected to find an impressive husband, a quiet life, and act accordingly. But the world is changing, and as they explore the City of Light, the larger threats of fascism and occupation are looming. There, they meet a community of upper-crust expatriates who not only bring them along on a life-changing adventure, but also into an underground world of rebellion that will quietly alter the course of Elizabeth’s life forever.." 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

                                                      

                                                                 

"Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace . . . [a] devious, richly detailed debut." -O: The Oprah Magazine

"A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this astonishing historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London—a remarkable literary debut with echoes of Alias Grace, The Underground Railroad, and The Paying Guests." 

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