1st book of August is Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Price - $10-14 new (everywhere), $6 used on Amazon.com
Pages: 313-324 depending on which version you buy
Published in: 1980
Synopsis: A retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, located in an ancient kingdom near Greece. Orual, destined to be queen but never to find love, is the ugly sister. Clever and determined she is a just and fitting ruler. Her preternaturally beautiful sister, Psyche, is to be sacrificed to the dark god to end a plague, but is saved by the god of love. The love affair is doomed by the bitter motives of others. This is a tale of the deepest emotional needs, of jealousy and sacrifice. The most complex of all Lewis's fiction works, many-layered.
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