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Reader recommendation: Annabel

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By Jeff Barbalics, Cleveland / June 15, 2011


I am currently reading the Canadian novel Annabel by Kathleen Winter. "Annabel" is about a child who is born into the wilds of overtly male Labrador hunting families, but who is neither boy nor girl, but both. He is raised as a boy named Wayne, but "re-invents" himself as Annabel when he moves to St. John's, Newfoundland. The books brings up many issues of gender, acceptance, and allegiances in a satisfying, not sensationalistic, manner.

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