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The Rory Gilmore Book Club: 20 Of The Gilmore Girls Character’s Most Beloved Books

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Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Rory Gilmore Book Club

Putnam

Rory herself didn’t mention Isak Dinesen‘s Out of Africa on the show, but Lorelai felt confident recommending that Luke’s long-lost love Rachel read the novel after expressing her love for the movie because Rory had told Lorelai the memoir was amazing. Out of Africa looked back at Isak (real name: Karen Blixen) and her life on a Kenyan coffee plantation in the early twentieth century, back when the area was still called “British East Africa.” The 1985 film version, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, so Rachel clearly had good taste in men *and* movies.

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