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Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday

As the

get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the m

ood for the game.

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"
Harold and the Purple Crayon." Crockett Johnson's marvelous children's book describes the adventures of a boy who draws his own adventures with a magical crayon.
-- "The Purple Decades-A Reader." The sampler of new journalism by Tom Wolfe, one of my favorite authors, includes pieces such as "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" and excerpts from "The Right Stuff."
Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning novel about a young woman who braves the scars of incest and other abuse.

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"Riders of the Purple Sage." A classic cowboy novel by the king of the genre, Zane Grey.

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"Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading" by Nina Sankovitch. For solace after the death of her sister, the author gains comfort through the works of
Toni Morrison

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
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, Leo Tolstoy and other.

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