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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:58 am
Dusty Book: The Heroines by Eileen Favorite
Posted by: Rebecca Vnuk

From the Booklist review of The Heroines:

Set in 1974, Favorite’s first novel revolves around an entertaining premise: What if the heroines of classic novels could step out of fiction into the real world for a brief sojourn? Thirteen-year-old Penny Entwhistle is used to seeing heroines sashay into the bed-and-breakfast her mother, Anne-Marie, runs. Penny has met Emma Bovary, Blanche DuBois, and Franny Glass, but when her mother gives weepy, blond Deirdre her room to stay in, Penny decides she has had enough and storms off into the woods.  Penny learns that sometimes a heroine has to find a way to save herself. This clever, charming debut is a must-read for literature lovers.

 

 

 


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