May 31, 2012 It happens sometimes that you pick up a classic book expecting a great read, and you're disappointed. Author Jesmyn Ward had that reaction to Gone With the Wind. Have you ever been less than thrilled with an iconic book? Tell us about it in the comments.
May 31, 2012 All hopeless romantics must at some point face the fact: Relationships are intense. They can be painful. Author Jodi Picoult learned that lesson reading Gone With the Wind. Have you ever read a book that's taught you about what love is really like? Tell us in the comments.
May 31, 2012 Two authors, Jesmyn Ward and Jodi Picoult, explain how Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind changed their lives as teenagers.
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Scarlett O'Hara runs through the street in this image from a 1936 promotional poster for the book Gone With The Wind.
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May 4, 2011 In the spring of 1936, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind was an instant success. Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and in 1939 the film won eight Academy Awards. Author Pat Conroy shares his connection to Mitchell's book.
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