One of my favorite forms of literary fiction is the novella. Starting at approximately 19,000 words (and running as long 40,000 words) it gives the literary fiction reader a little more meat than a short story but requires less commitment than a full blown novel.
Have you been making use of your library card? Here is a small selection of notable women writers. If you haven´t already read some of their work you should make it a point to add them to your reading list before the year is finished.
Mary Shelley is the British author behind the 1818 novel, Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus), about a scientist with insane notions of building a man from leftover human body parts. It’s a novel written by a woman ahead