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How can a novel change your life?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, October 29, 2015,
President Barack Obama says novels taught him many things about the world - including empathy and how to be a citizen. There is no question that novels can take us out of our world and plunge us into others, giving us access to experiences we might never acquire.
Growing up, my grandmother bought me the classics and I loved Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - I was a little Scottish girl with no connection to the American South, but I learned a lot about racism in those books. Growing older, it...
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Yvonne Barlow Editor at Hookline Books - where book clubs and readers choose the novels that go to print.