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    “A bookshelf isn’t an index — one of the many reasons why e-reading is so unsexy. Imagine a seduction; your bookshelves or their bookshelves are part of the foreplay, like music, food, talk. Our eyes run over bookshelves, not alphabetically or sequentially, because we’re looking to find old friends, memories from the past, and new pleasures. That’s the glory of a bookshelf. No one ever said, “Come up and see my Kindle Index.”

    Bookshelves aren’t put together by algorithms either. Our own minds colliding with the minds of others is more exciting.

    This tiny shelf of mine isn’t in order, isn’t orderly, and definitely isn’t definitive. It’s one of many walks I could take you on, when we meet.”

    So says author Jeanette Winterson, who first became famous after “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,” her semi-autobiographical first book was published in 1985. She is a two-time Lambda Literary Award recipient, and was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature in 2006. Winterson’s latest, “Christmas Days” is out in paperback this November.

    Below are Jeanette Winterson’s favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.

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    Phoebe Robinson



    Jean Toomer

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    James Ivory



    Sjeng Scheijen

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    George Saunders


    Hope Against Hope

    Nadezhda Mandelstam

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    Trevor Noah


    Native Life in South Africa

    Sol Plaatje

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    Chelsea Handler


    Man’s Search for Meaning

    Viktor Frankl

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    Jo Nesbø

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    Klas Ôstergren

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    Gloria Steinem


    Dark Matter

    Robin Morgan

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    Tom Perrotta


    The Autobiography of Malcom X

    as told to Alex Haley

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    Torbjörn Flygt


    The Wall

    Marlen Haushofer

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