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You know those scientific studies that prove something you figured out long ago? News flash here is that reading literary fiction promotes empathy. Yes — you understand people better if you read novels that include complex characters and emotional dilemmas and open-ended moral questions.  So go ahead and crack open that Henry James novel. It’s actually self-improvement!

About carolwallace

I spend most of my time writing and reading. Most recent publications: the reissue of "To Marry an English Lord,"one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and the historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." I am too cranky to belong to a book group but I love the book-blogging community.
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