Well, these ten fictional and nonfictional characters can always join my lunch table.
Laura Ingalls Wilder & Rose Wilder Lane, from The Little House series & Others
The dynamic between this mother-daughter literary duo would be fascinating to see in person, but each of them separately would also be great lunch table guests. Of course, in addition to my literary characters lunch, these two would make appearances on my authors table as well.
Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter Series
Hermione is intelligent, well read and all around fascinating. Her stories of life as a Muggle at Hogwarts would fascinate the lunch table to no end.
Anne Frank, from The Diary of Anne Frank and Tales from the Secret Annex
Throughout her experience in hiding, Anne grew and developed a deep understanding of the human condition. Her contribution to lunchtime conversation would be astounding.
Winn Van Meter, from Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Winn Van Meter turns out to be the token male at the table. His pompous, self-righteous attitude would, honestly, be most unwelcome, but all-together fascinating.
Mamah Borthwick Cheney, from Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
I definitely do not agree with Mamah’s decisions, but her education, desires and impact on women’s rights can’t be understated. For that, she makes a great addition to the table.
Jane Eyre, from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane’s headstrong ways and willingness to live on her own terms would fit nicely with the others at the table.
Rachel Kalama, from Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
Despite a devastating diagnosis with leprosy, Rachel learns to truly live life to the fullest. Her communicable disease wouldn’t be welcome at the table.
Irene Beltrán, from Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
Irene is typical of Allende’s strong, female characters. As a journalist during a revolution, she has to have fascinating stories for us.
Anne Shirley, from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
And, why not, Anne. Grown up Anne would be an excellent addition.
Who would join you at your table?
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