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Fun Reads to Cure the Winter Blues

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Late February, early March…it always seems like this is the time of year that the monotony of winter really starts to get to me. All the fun holidays are over for a while, and the short, overcast days and long cold nights have me dreaming of spring – or tropical destinations. It’s the perfect time of year to indulge in some escapist literature. Why not ignore the frost outside and let your mind take a journey to some fantastic place instead?  Get inspired by our list of fun fantasy reads below that are organized based on other works you may...

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A Wrinkle in Time and Five More Fantastic Time-Travel Books by Women

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One of the most well-known time-travel books of all time is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. This beloved story about Meg Murry, her precocious younger brother Charles Wallace, and the forces of good and evil that impact their family is already a classic, and it’s about to become even more famous due to the new movie starring Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon that is due to be released in March 2018. In honor of Madeline L’Engle, who was one of the first women to win the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Awards,...

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The World of Gilead

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Author Marilynne Robinson’s first novel, Housekeeping, was published in 1980. More than two decades later, after many years of teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Robinson published a new novel, Gilead, in 2004. The praise for this unique, memoir-style novel was nearly universal. Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. Robinson, who earned her doctorate in English from The University of Washington in 1977, has since also been awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, both lifetime achievement awards for her...

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