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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Stolen
Annette LaPointe
Chalice - Robin McKinley Not as good as my favorite McKinley works, but way better than Sunshine. Too much exposition, not enough character interaction. But the slow, meditative pace and small focus as a microcosm of larger interactions were exactly what I needed at the time, as long as I ignored the disturbing subtext about immigration and xenophobia, and the slow, subtle (perhaps too slow and too subtle) love story and story of personal growth were deeply consoling at a time when I needed consolation.

It's another "Beauty and the Beast" variant, perhaps not consciously; the bees -- not creatures I am usually very warm towards -- substituted surprisingly well for McKinley's usual dogs.