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  •  Harper Lee... (5+ / 0-) anyone who read my diary ( could have figured out.

    But I am also very fond of Toni Cade Bambara - especially Gorilla, My Love (1072) - because she wrote about young women who were just beginning to realize the possibilities and limitations of being women.  I was the right age and it was the right time.

    And I see we have a good many "Janeites" here!  

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 06:58:53 AM PDT

    •  Jane does appear to have won the crown. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Youffraita

      Youffraita and I had a spirited debate upstream on how she compares with Eliot, and how large her influence really is.

      Thanks for pointing out Toni Cade Bambara, and for your Most Awesome link, which I will check out after breakfast and grocery shopping.

      I've been looking back through all the Books That Changed My Life diaries. It's enjoyable and moving, finding out just how well people write when they're discussing a book that touched them deeply and made them think.

      Have an awesome weekend, Nana.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:55:26 AM PDT

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