• The cover of the book Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

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    As a teacher, I spend a lot of time reading texts for class (not to mention student writing). But I recently made time for Sense and Sensibility, which is probably my favorite of Austen’s novels. I love how warm and supportive the Dashwood ladies are. I value works that show strong connections among women so highly.

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  • The cover of the book The House of the Spirits

    The House of the Spirits

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    I’m re-reading this one for an independent study in world literature I’m coordinating at school. Every time I read it, I fall in love with Allende’s poetic style all over again. This novel has been hugely influential in how I approach women’s relationships in my own writing, so it’s a real touchstone for me. Though I originally read it in Spanish, the translation is gorgeous.

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