5 Gripping Graphic Novels for Grownups

Book-length comics with brains and heart. Oh, and all written by women

CANCER VIXEN: A TRUE STORY
MARISA ACOCELLA MARCHETTO
Which pair of shoes should you wear to your first chemotherapy session? That's one of the pressing issues dealt with in this funny, eye-opening and moving memoir. Weeks before she's due to (finally!) get married, the 43-year-old cartoonist-fashionista discovers a lump in her breast. Using a lipstick-color palette, Acocella Marchetto keeps the book upbeat. As good as the best Sex and the City episodes, Cancer Vixen becomes a lesson on how staying fabulous can help save your life.

CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
MARJANE SATRAPI
The author of the Persepolis books continues to plumb her...

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