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Autumn-Time Fiction

Autumn on the Palouse casts a certain spell, just like autumn in fiction. Listed here are three books set powerfully in time, in the changing of the seasons, and in the past, present, and the imagination.

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride:
In October of 1859, American abolitionist John Brown led an attempted takeover of the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) with the intent to liberate the enslaved populations both there and to the south. This book, which speaks to James McBride’s incredible talent, is historical and humorous and all-around eye-opening.

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley:
A high-stakes thriller about the power of rediscovering a stolen history, Warrior Girl Unearthed is the second YA novel from Chippewa author Angeline Boulley. A compelling read, it will have you racing through late summer and early fall alongside many memorable characters as they navigate the intergenerational issues facing one Ojibwe community—in fiction and in life.

The Night Circus 
by Erin Morgenstern:
In The Night Circus, magic abounds both under and outside of the famous black and white striped tent. Set in the fall season and orbiting a dreamlike traveling circus–not to mention two dueling magicians!–this novel is vivid and winding in all of the best ways.

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