Arts & Entertainment
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Mayor’s picks

According to Chandra Mayor, the kinds of characters she writes about don’t often make it into print because, “Poor women with kids don’t necessarily have a lot of time to sit around writing books!” But it doesn’t mean they’re completely absent from literature. When asked for a list of favourite books, Mayor mentioned several by female authors, about women who lead outside-the-mainstream lives:

  • Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison
  • Code White, by Debra Anderson
  • Flesh for Fantasy: Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance, edited by R. Danielle Egan, Katherine Frank and Merri Lisa Johnson
  • Home of Sudden Service, by Elizabeth Bachinsky
  • The Emily Valentine Poems, by Zoe Whittall
  • Dangerous Angels, by Francesca Lia Block
  • This is a Small Northern Town, by Rosanna Deerchild