Mini eBooks – Free Downloads

These are mini eBooks written by yours truly for the American Spinster Library.

How to Have a Meaningful Life Without Kids, by Lilli Blackmore

How to stop waiting for your future spouse and or baby and start living the life of your dreams Right Now.


Books Reviews from the Blog

Below are the American Spinster’s reviews of books – fiction and non-fiction – relevant to the spinster life.

Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is, in many ways, about a woman re-creating herself. Evelyn goes through a pretty dark time, and the novel doesn’t shy away from that. Before meeting Mrs. Threadgoode, Evelyn fantasizes about her own suicide just to make it through the long, lonesome… Read More


This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a collection of non-fiction essays, articles, and speeches written by novelist Ann Patchett. Don’t let the title fool you; Patchett may include the story of a happy marriage, but the book is also largely about being a happy, unmarried, independent woman. From a young age, Patchett saw most marriage… Read More 


The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

In The Art Of Asking, Palmer demonstrates that asking for things isn’t the same as begging, and receiving isn’t the same as scamming. She explains that trust and asking are intimately, inseparably connected. Asking makes you vulnerable. You just have to trust… Read More


Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

Although it’s written by a modern author, the heroine isn’t an anachronism. Many women found independence as factory hands during the industrial revolution.  But Lyddie’s story, fairly typical of working girl, isn’t the inspiring success story you’d find on Oprah. Conditions in the mills… Read More


Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

As a daughter in a family of Chinese immigrants, Kingston struggles with the conflicting messages her mother gives. Daughters are worthless, slaves, maggots. And yet, her mother also told Kingston and her sisters stories of warrior women, like Fa Mulan. Stories of courageous women who avenged their families and fought better than men… Read More


Anne of Windy Poplars by L M Montgomery

For a book series about a woman who marries the perfect man and has the perfect traditional life with the perfect brood of rosy-cheeked babies, the Anne series kicks down barriers and social stereotypes about women quite a bit. When Anne is single, she… Read More

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