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Books for TV Addicts: Last stop, Harlan County

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Just because FX’s Justified recently wrapped after six seasons, there’s no reason to pack your bags and leave Harlan County, Kentucky. When people like Raylan Givens, Boyd Crowder, and Ava Crowder—not to mention the show’s fantastic supporting cast of miscreants and gunslingers—come into your life, they’re here to stay. Justified, based on award-winning crime writer Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole,” follows the exploits of U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens (played by Timothy Olyphant) as he doles out justice in his hometown of Harlan County, deep in Kentucky. His nemesis—and sometime ally—is Crowder, who commits nearly every crime one can imagine, and then some. Ava is the woman who loves them both and that they both, at various times,…

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