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Mission Book Possible #3

Find a Book

The BookFinder is a month old!

With more than 1,715 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Caresse Crosby

On November 3, 1913 the first modern elastic brassiere was patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob, also known as Caresse Crosby.

Crosby was an interesting character. Not only did she patent the bra, but she was also a patron of American arts, a publisher, and is known as the “literary godmother to the Lost Generation of expatriate writers in Paris” including Ernest Hemingway, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Hart Crane, Kay Boyle, and more. Crosby was even a ghost writer of erotica for Henry Miller.

She founded Women Against War. After WWII, she attempted to establish a Center for World Peace at Delphi, Greece, but the authorities wouldn’t allow it. She ended up purchasing a 15th-century castle in Italy, turning it into an artists’ colony.

Crosby suffered from heart disease and after experimental open-heart surgery, she died from complications from pneumonia on January 24, 1970 at the age of seventy-eight.

To honor Caresse Crosby, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Archetype category: Celebrity / Socialite / Model

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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