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Chesapeake by James A. Michener
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Feb 04, 2012

really liked it

In a way, if you've read one Michener, you've read them all. But not because, after all, just because you know the history of mankind in Spain (or Hawaii or Poland) doesn't mean you know it for ... the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I started this novel my first week in DC. It was a thousand pages long. It became a roadblock between me and the next book ("I will not open another book until I finish this!") and I let it block me for over a year (I was busy!). All that said, I'm glad to have read it. I can't imagine a more pleasurable (if lengthy) way to orient myself to the totally different reality that exists just across the namesake bay from Washington DC. Highly recommended for Michener fans, librovores of all stripes and anyone who thinks they know the lay of the land around the nation's capital.
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Betty Hey Doris......GREAT to have you back to the reading seeing what you have read and are going to read!

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