Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yawn and the World Yawns With You...

...Write a book about "The Something's Daughter" and the world will too.

The oldest book in this list was published in 2005, most are 2007.
What's the deal?
They do make for fun juxtapositions, though.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter: By Kim Edwards
The Gravedigger's Daughter: By Joyce Carol Oates
The Rabbi's Daughter: By Reva Mann
The Preacher's Daughter: By Beverly Lewis
The Abortionist's Daughter: By Elisabeth Hyde
The Doctor's Daughter: By Hilma Wolitzer
The Bonesetter's Daughter: By Amy Tan
The Pirate's Daughter: By Margaret Cezair-Thompson
The Storyteller’s Daughter: By Cameron Dokey And Mahlon F. Craft
The Hummingbird's Daughter: By Luis Alberto Urrea
The Storekeeper's Daughter: By Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Quilter’s Daughter: By Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Minister's Daughter: By Julie Hearn
The Mistresses’s Daughter: By A.M. Homes
The President's Daughter: By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Admiral’s Daughter: By Julian Stockwin
The Florist's Daughter: By Patricia Hampl
The Professor's Daughter: By Joann Sfar And Emmanuel


Garth said...

What about Rashi's Daughters? This is an annoying sort of literary epidemic. Do we know anyone who has read any of these books? Are any of them worth reading? If so, can we petition the authors and publishers of those which are worthwhile to rename their books?

Kj said...

I thought of including Rashi's Daughters, but it was missing the key word "the". I think i know of people who have read "the Time traveler's wife" which is what, for some reason got me on this kick.

i think the Joyce carol oates one is the only one i'd consider reading, though i am intrigued by the cover art of "the memory keeper's daughter"

Jen HW said...

I noticed this too! Although I didn't know there were SO many.

The other title trend I don't like is "[Verb]ing [Name]". I think it first chafed at me around the time that Boxing Helena came out, but it just keeps rolling forward.

Heh...Now that I've got that out, I feel persnickety.

PS Sorry I always comment on your blog postings, like, a week and a half late!

Kj said...

any words from you are a delight, no matter the timing.