27. The Book of Joan

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By Lidia Yuknavitch

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First of all: If you haven't read this gorgeous Guernica essay by Lidia Yuknavitch, get on that immediately.

She's one of the best literary voices on gender and sexual fluidity writing today.

She's also a tremendous novelist, and The Book of Joan is evidence: The heroine of this novel is a reimagined Joan of Arc, plunked into a modern doomsday scenario and battle between good and evil.

Insightful and sometimes frighteningly relevant, this narrative also hunts for hope — and love — in the darkest of places.

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