Fiction Nation: To the North and South with Elizabeth Gaskell

by Allana Luta Now I know January usually signals beginnings but I can’t help feeling the beginnings of that time of year when there’s more pollen in the air, love songs are heard everywhere and couples make out in public like they just don’t care. (Points for the rhyme, please.) February is still a week away, but why not get a head start, eh? Because right now, Elizabeth’s Gaskell’s North and South has already gotten me in the mo-hoood for looo-hoove… or at least longing stares and soft, electrifying touches of the hand. Let’s get our hearts racin’! Published in 1855, North and…