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Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow
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Oct 11, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: american-west, cities, fiction
Recommended to Meaghan by: CRP
Read in October, 2009

This book got me obsessed with the gold rush. A great historical novel for anyone who is interested in city development and sociology. I wasn't too enthused when I started reading it (for work), but MAN I got into it and went so far as to reserve a PBS gold rush documentary at the library to fill in the gaps. An easy read, cheesy at times, and something I wish I'd read in junior high/high school. The romance is chaste/tame and the "bad girl with a heart of gold" theme rocks my world.
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message 1: by Holly (new)

Holly I did read it in jr. high school, which was the perfect time for it. I thought Marnie was the bee's knees! But you're right about it being cheesy at times. Bristow's prose can be rather clunky.

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