If you are an Oprah book person, you’ve probably read Amy Tan’s The Bonecutter’s Daughter. If you like pop thrillers, you may have read Nelson deMille’s The General’s Daughter. But has it occurred to you how easy it is to get a lead in a contemporary novel if you are the daughter of someone with a nameable profession?
Herewith a very partial list from Amazon of books in which the title follows the form “The X’s Daughter”, with X standing for a job or calling or profession of some sort. For the record, butcher is taken and baker is taken (glass-maker, too)–but candle-stick maker appears totally open. Call your agent today!
And don’t get me started on “wife”.