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Literary Fiction with (Mostly) Happy Endings

If you love finely drawn characters and deep dramatic works, but don't want the ending to be too very bleak, try these titles:

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ; edited by Angus Easson ; with an introduction by Sally Shuttleworth

Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber

The blood of flowers: a novel by Anita Amirrezvani

The saffron kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

What I loved: a novel by Siri Hustvedt

The thirteenth tale: a novel by Diane Setterfield

Middlemarch by George Eliot ; edited by Rosemary Ashton

The Inn at Lake Devine: a novel by Elinor Lipman

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning saved my life by Mameve Medwed

Comments

eva
Tue, 2012-02-14 12:30
Oh, Middlemarch! The bane of my reading existence. I have started and abandoned it probably seven times since high school. I will have to try it again, along with these new-to-me books. Thanks for the recommendations!