Stupid. Times two.

A Reader's Respite is like a bloodhound when it comes to tracking down out of print books.  If there's an obscure, older book you're looking for you can either call on us or the Federal Marshals.
There's a lot less paperwork involved if you chose us.

Recently we caught the scent of an old family-saga-Civil-War series written back in the 1970s by Marie de Jourlet, called The Windhaven Saga.  We gathered our book-hunting tools and went to work tracking down affordable copies of the entire 11-book series.

This is where it gets interesting.  While tracking down a readable copy of Book #7 (Defenders of Windhaven), we stumbled upon a series of articles written a few years back by Richard Connelly for the Houston Press about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

You can imagine our surprise when we saw the following book had been banned in Texas prisons:

Yes, the very same Windhaven novels we have been searching for have been banned from prison libraries in Texas due to a rape scene.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, however, did think that this book was just fine for their inmate's reading pleasure:

But you already knew banning books was stupid, didn't you?

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