Dusty Book: The Heroines by Eileen Favorite

From the Booklist review of The Heroines:

Set in 1974, Favorite’s first novel revolves around an entertaining premise: What if the heroines of classic novels could step out of fiction into the real world for a brief sojourn? Thirteen-year-old Penny Entwhistle is used to seeing heroines sashay into the bed-and-breakfast her mother, Anne-Marie, runs. Penny has met Emma Bovary, Blanche DuBois, and Franny Glass, but when her mother gives weepy, blond Deirdre her room to stay in, Penny decides she has had enough and storms off into the woods.  Penny learns that sometimes a heroine has to find a way to save herself. This clever, charming debut is a must-read for literature lovers.

 

 

 

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Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Reference and Collection Management here at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests (2013) and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009).

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