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The Singer of Tales by Albert Bates Lord
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fascinating read by a most interesting author; knew him from Gun,Germ,Steel and so was expecting excellence and got it.
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Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
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got this based on interesting review in public radio, pondering where can you hide bodies enough in Shetland Islands to have a murder mystery series? enjoyed it- interesting tidbits of Shetland lore.
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Sula by Toni Morrison
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for westridge alum book club 5/05; started this book but put it down- just wasn't the right mood/time. picked it up again, and had to start from the beginning since it has been so long, but wasn't able to stop this time. found it hard, real, moving, ...more
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Dorothy L. Sayers
“The art of change-ringing is peculiar to the English, and, like most English peculiarities, unintelligible to the rest of the world. (The change-ringer's) passion - and it is a passion - finds its satisfaction in mathematical completeness and mechanical perfection, and as his bell weaves her way rhythmically up from lead to hinder place and down again, he is filled with the solemn intoxication that comes of intricate ritual faultlessly performed.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Nine Tailors

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“Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Susan Cooper
“On the day of the dead, when the year too dies,
Must the youngest open the oldest hills
Through the door of the birds, where the breeze breaks.
There fire shall fly from the raven boy,
And the silver eyes that see the wind,
And the light shall have the harp of gold.

By the pleasant lake the Sleepers lie,
On Cadfan’s Way where the kestrels call;
Though grim from the Grey King shadows fall,
Yet singing the golden harp shall guide
To break their sleep and bid them ride.

When light from the lost land shall return,
Six Sleepers shall ride, six Signs shall burn,
And where the midsummer tree grows tall
By Pendragon’s sword the Dark shall fall.

Y maent yr mynyddoedd yn canu,
ac y mae’r arglwyddes yn dod.”
Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising Sequence

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