Book AwardsErica Jong's Top 100 20th Century Novels by Women

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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Anya by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Anywhere but Here by Mona Simpson
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Children of Men by P. D. James
Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie
Civil Wars by Rosellen Brown
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Company She Keeps by Mary McCarthy
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O'Brien
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Disturbances in the Field by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones by Erica Jong
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Her First American by Lore Segal
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon
Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories by Rebecca Harding Davis
The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley
The Locusts Have No King by Dawn Powell
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford
Mr. Fortune's Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
Possession by A. S. Byatt
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Progress of Stories by Laura Jackson
The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer
The Realms of Gold by Margaret Drabble
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Stories by Katherine Mansfield
Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Things Invisible to See by Nancy Willard
The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Trust by Cynthia Ozick
The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble
The Waves by Virginia Woolf
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
The Women's Room by Marilyn French