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Did You Love Agent Carter? Try These 4 Books to Get Over the Cancellation

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There’s nothing worse than when your favorite TV show gets canceled. You spend years invested in the characters and love stories, waiting for that happy ending you know is coming. But when the network decides to cancel the show prematurely, you’re left to wonder and speculate as you pray for that rare 10-years-from-now-wrap-up-movie (here’s looking at you, Veronica Mars). It’s especially heartbreaking when it seems like another network might save it from cancelation, only to have your hopes dashed at the last minute. I recently had this experience with Agent Carter, which ABC canceled after just two seasons (sob, sob, sob). For a while it looked like Netflix might pick up the female-driven show, but as of August 2, they’ve…

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Trend Alert! Girls Are On Fire — The Latest in Publishing

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One of the most popular title trends in the past few years has been to reference a woman’s position as it relates to her husband or father. We’ve seen The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Aviator’s Wife, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, The Apothecary’s Daughter, The Bonesetter’s Daughter. Etc, etc, etc. But a recent article we read by Jocelyn McClurg made us realize that the tide is shifting. Instead of focusing on the wife or the daughter, book titles are now turning to ‘girls.’ Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: ‘girls’ are everywhere in publishing these days. And sure, those particular titles are on the older side, but according to McClurg the trend is definitely…

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