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The Silence Breakers: 5 Books Inspired by Time’s Person of the Year

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The 2017 Time Person of the Year was announced last week and it could not have gone to anyone more deserving: the silence breakers. For the past few months, more and more women (and men!) have come forward, sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of some of the most powerful men in our culture. From politicians to movie producers, these people have continually used their power and clout in ways that pressured and compromised those less powerful than them. In the past, women and men who came forward have been shunned, ignored or silenced. But this year, they’ve managed to start a revolution, unseating men from the most prestigious positions and demanding that they be…

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Big Stone Gap comes home

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You don’t often read a novel that is equal parts funny, romantic and heartwarming, but Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani, is exactly that. It’s no wonder that the book (and it’s three sequels!) have a rabid following, with fans across the world eager to read more and more about Ave Maria and her life in the quaint, Appalachian town of Big Stone Gap. After years of trying to see it adapted for the big screen, the book has recently been made into a movie starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson—guaranteeing an even wider audience for Trigiani’s beloved story. At the heart of the Big Stone Gap series is Ave Maria Mulligan, a self-proclaimed spinster at 35 who owns the…

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