Let’s take a moment to swap perspectives.

What with all the hullabaloo of the election and the past year in general, it seems an appropriate time to listen, reflect, and empathize. Gather your wits before and after the holiday madness.

Center for the Reader's December display of swapped perspective novels -- and one play! -- may provide the requisite breathing room. Take a look at the list. (Or skip all the reading and watch Guildenstern devour this anachronistic hamburger in the movie version of #17, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.)

A sampling of included titles:

Grendel, Beowulf from the monster's perspective:

Wicked, The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch of the West's perspective:

March, Little Women from the man of the house's perspective:

Lamb, "The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal":

This list is inspired by Book Riot and NPR Books, the latter having done an excellent interview with Jo Baker of #2, Longbourn (Pride and Prejudice from the servants' perspectives):

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