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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics
Katrine Marcal
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke

At almost 900 pages in length, this book is quite a feat to read, but I think it's well worth the effort. I'm not usually fond of fairytale fiction with magic as the main theme, but the style of writing drew me in, and the plot had enough action to keep my interest. I look forward to reading other works by this author (though at present there is only one other book, a collection of short stories).