The Mists of Avalon by
Call Number: PS3552.R228 M5 1984x
I read this as a relatively young woman and it had a big impact on me. It is the King Arthur legend told from the perspective of the women in the story. It is fantasy, myth, mystery, romance… best read hunkered down under a blanket on a cold winter night. Here is a bit from the prologue ... "There was a time when a traveler, if he had the will and knew only a few of the secrets, could send his barge out into the Summer Sea and arrive not at Glastonbury of the monks, but at the Holy Isle of Avalon; for at that time the gates between the worlds drifted within the mists, and were open, one to another, as the traveler thought and willed. For this is the great secret, which was known to all educated men in our day: that by what men think, we create the world around us, daily new."