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#23439 - 03/20/01 06:06 AM Finder's Fee
inselpeter Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
Does anyone know the name of a book published in the last few years that listed names of US towns? Names such as: Lost Hope, Nebraska; Ruin, Nevada, etc. I made these up, but they are characteristic of some of the contents.



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#23440 - 03/20/01 11:09 AM Re: Book Recommendations
Anonymous
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i'm amazed... two pages of responses and not a single book recommendation. *sigh* - so much much for my "Buy five and receive free shipping" at Amazon.

going once... going twice.....


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#23441 - 03/20/01 11:30 AM Re: Book Recommendations
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10524
Loc: this too shall pass
some good fiction that i've read in the last... oh... 5 years.

The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
Bringing Out the Dead, by Joe Connelly
Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
and how about something by Jon Hassler...







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#23442 - 03/20/01 11:43 AM Re: Book Recommendations
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
Peter Maas' The Terrible Hours about one for the first sunken submarine rescues--

-- a great read--

_________________________
my other obsession

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#23443 - 03/20/01 01:17 PM Re: Book Recommendations
Fiberbabe Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Accordian Crimes by Annie Proulx was good too...



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#23444 - 03/20/01 01:53 PM Re: Book Recommendations
Bobyoungbalt Offline
veteran

Registered: 11/22/00
Posts: 1289
Faldage reported in a post March 6 in Wordplay & Fun, that he was reading Alphabet to Email by Naomi S. Baron. I was intrigued, so I ordered it from Amazon, read it and was much pleased with it. It's a scholarly work, but eminently readable, very interesting and informative, and even funny in spots. I recommend it highly for all linguaphiles.

By the way, Faldage, thanks very much for bringing this to my notice.


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#23445 - 03/20/01 10:24 PM Re: Fact or Fiction books?
Scribbler Offline
journeyman

Registered: 01/21/01
Posts: 86
Loc: Utopia, not in literal sense, ...
> (wow) ... to promise that, for one year, I would not try to organize him before breakfast ---

Alice curtsies and respectfully inquires, Your Majesty of Hearts, what were the OTHER five impossible things you sought to believe before breakfast?


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#23446 - 03/21/01 06:36 AM Fact AND Fiction
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
(YART alert)

Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman. All OEDophiles should have this in their respective organic RAMs.


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#23447 - 03/21/01 06:47 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
organic RAMs

?!


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#23448 - 03/21/01 08:33 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
organic RAMs

?!


As opposed, of course, to the electric sheep dreamt of by androids...

cheer

the bladeruiner


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