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message 1: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (karenvirginiaflaxman) | 115 comments I was adding books by Alice Adams to my to-read list and this one turned up:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/87...

Here's the profile of the novelist, Alice Adams:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

The book about truck driving is probably not written by the novelist Alice Adams, but by another writer with the same name. I know that we can separate this one out, but then what to do? Or would one of you please just take care of it? Thanks!


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Got it Ellen

I added a second space to the author name Alice^^Adams - this profile has other "trucking" books

http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/...

I will see if I can separate further


message 3: by Yasmin (new)

Yasmin (ballendai) | 4 comments I think you should write "Alice Adams (II)" like they do on the website IMDb when there are more than two persons with the same name. I think it's less confusing.


message 4: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments Sil wrote: "I think you should write "Alice Adams (II)" like they do on the website IMDb when there are more than two persons with the same name. I think it's less confusing."

Using multiple spaces is the method Goodreads uses to disambiguate authors.


message 5: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (karenvirginiaflaxman) | 115 comments Paula wrote: "Got it Ellen

I added a second space to the author name Alice^^Adams - this profile has other "trucking" books

http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/...

I will see if I can separat..."


Thanks so much, Paula. I wasn't sure how to handle this one.


message 6: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (karenvirginiaflaxman) | 115 comments Ellen wrote: "Paula wrote: "Got it Ellen

I added a second space to the author name Alice^^Adams - this profile has other "trucking" books

http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/...

I will see if..."


Thanks so much, Paula!


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