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How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015
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Samantha Ellis. (2015). How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Samantha Ellis. 2015. How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Samantha Ellis, How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015.

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Samantha Ellis. How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015. Web.

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With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies—the characters and the writers—whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to her later idolization of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. And, just as she excavates the stories of her favorite characters, Ellis also shares a frank, often humorous account of her own life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. Here a life-long reader explores how heroines shape all our lives.
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