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Flavorwire » Bookshelf: Unlikely Heroines in Literature

05/09/2011 01:34 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2011

Sometimes even the most literary among us need some suggestions. And who better to oblige than the authors themselves? Welcome to Bookshelf, wherein we ask authors to design us a fantasy library, giving us their recommendations for the perfect reading material on a variety of topics. This week, author Leslie Jamison, whose gorgeous and intense debut novel The Gin Closet finally came out in paperback this week, suggests her favorite unlikely heroines in literature — fitting for a lady whose own novel follows a couple unlikely heroines of its own as they try to navigate this wild world.

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