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Undaunted Women: 3 Great Reads About Sexy Survivors

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Sensual, resilient and undaunted, this week’s Shelfie picks feature heroines who survive in their own, inimitable style. Our recommendations are from bookseller Hannah Oliver Depp of Politics and Prose. The Washington, DC landmark, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, is famous for their events featuring the world’s most famous authors. In her own words, here are three books Depp loved. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg (Grand Central Publishing, 2015) “Attenberg brings to life the story of the ‘Queen of the Bowery,’ Mazie Phillips-Gordon, from her best to her hardest times; it’s a unique novel of one of the most fascinating historical figures you’ve never heard about. A young woman narrating not only her coming of age, but the far more…

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Watch These Three Shows Before Fear the Walking Dead Premieres

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the apocalypse. I’m both fascinated and horrified by the idea of some cataclysmic event, which will undoubtedly launch us into a crazy dystopian world where everyone wears leather and teens battle each other to the death in improbable arenas. Ahem. From a storytelling standpoint, the apocalypse is a treasure-trove of redemption tales, horrifying choices and messed-up love affairs. This is probably why I gravitate toward stories like this, and why I can not wait for the new The Walking Dead spin-off on AMC, Fear The Walking Dead, which premieres August 23. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer. Where The Walking Dead started in the middle of the zombie apocalypse,…

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