January 27, 2020
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The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit
Walter Tevis

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(January 27, 2020)

Rereading this classic story of an orphanage girl who grows up to be the world chess champion. Written in 1983, this novel’s feminism — and its frank treatment of opioid addiction and alcoholics — was fresher then than it is today. Still, it remains a wonderful tribute to the talented misfits who do so much for everyone.