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The Year of Reading Women: A.S. Byatt

The year is almost over, and how many books written by women did we all read?

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Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

What a book this is! You might argue its literary merits as opposed to some of the other nominees this year, but as far as blood, sweat, tears and horror go, The Narrow Road to the Deep North has it all. It’s a novel that stays with you, and for that alone, it deserved to […]

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Ask A Librarian: What Should I Read?

Hello, darling readers! Welcome to Persephone’s new readers’ advisory column. I’m a state-certified librarian, an inveterate bookworm, and I learned reader’s advisory from arguably the most famous reader’s advisor of all, Nancy Pearl.

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History

Badass Ladies of History: WWII WASPs

This post introduces a new, periodic series on the awesome women who walked the world before we did.  Today’s Badass Ladies of History are the brave women who were trained to fly transport, testing, training and cargo missions during the last years of World War II.