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#23439 - 03/20/01 06:06 AM Finder's Fee
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.
#23440 - 03/20/01 11:09 AM Re: Book Recommendations Anonymous
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.....
#23441 - 03/20/01 11:30 AM Re: Book Recommendations
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...
#23442 - 03/20/01 11:43 AM Re: Book Recommendations
Loc: rego park
Peter Maas' The Terrible Hours about one for the first sunken submarine rescues--
-- a great read--_________________________
my other obsession
#23443 - 03/20/01 01:17 PM Re: Book Recommendations
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Accordian Crimes by Annie Proulx was good too...
#23444 - 03/20/01 01:53 PM Re: Book Recommendations
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.
#23445 - 03/20/01 10:24 PM Re: Fact or Fiction books?
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?
#23446 - 03/21/01 06:36 AM Fact AND Fiction
Loc: lower upstate New York
Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman. All OEDophiles should have this in their respective organic RAMs.
#23447 - 03/21/01 06:47 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
#23448 - 03/21/01 08:33 AM Re: Fact AND Fiction
Loc: London, UK
As opposed, of course, to the electric sheep dreamt of by androids...
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