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More November literary prize winners

We have two winning clubs today.

Both clubs are all women. Based on their registration info, the similarity ends there.

Reading Is Sexy is the club name for eight women who meet monthly in Minneapolis. General areas of interest: “dark novels, documentary style, social issues.”

Recent reads: “The Time Travelers Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. ”Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich. “Black Flies” by Shannon Burke. “Girl Factory” by Jim Krusoe. “Candy Girl” by Diablo Cody. “The Tenth Circle” by Jodi Picoult. “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey.

The Bloomington Bookies are 11 women who meet in Bloomington ten times a year. They like books with strong female characters, historical fiction, biographies and autobiographies, and books about other cultures.

Recent reads: “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. “A Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris. “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama.

And what are the two prizes?

One club will get a Betsy-Tacy package — the classic Maud Hart Lovelace series set in Mankato — plus a copy of “The Mother-Daughter Book Club.” The other will get five one-pound bags of fresh coffee beans provided by Peace Coffee.

Which club wants Betsy-Tacy and which wants coffee? We’re not jumping to conclusions. We’ll let them decide.

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