Memoirs of a Geisha is a book about adversity and also a seemingly factual account of life as a Geisha in 1930's Japan.
Fingersmith by award winning author Sarah Waters is a shrewd thriller set in England during the Victorian era. This novel is packed full of mystery and deception with a dash of lesbian love affair.
The Red Tent written by New York Times bestselling author Anita Diamant is a raw and gipping portrayal of womanhood. She has breathed life into a small character from the book of Genesis. Dinah, the only daughter of Joseph, tells her life story from beginning to end, including every heart wrenching detail.
At the Water’s Edge, a novel by bestselling author Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants), is an almost appalling tale set at the height of World War II.