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Old 10-11-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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There's a Patricia Highsmith book that I downloaded (I heard about it via The End of Your Life Book Club) called The Price of Salt. It was written under a pseudonym (Claire Morgan). Not only was it about lesbians (taboo in the 1950s when the book was written) but it had a happy ending, which put everyone up in arms. Lesbians happy? No, no, no! We can't have any of THAT!

Geez. Some of my best friends are gay. I'm thrilled that we've evolved somewhat in our thinking.

ANYway, has anyone heard of this book? Read it?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I checked out Patricia Highsmith. She wrote some really good books like Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. She wrote a series about Ripley. Whoda' thunk it? A write up on her indicates that she was a master of sociopathic characters.

The Price of Salt sounds good. Actually, all her books look good. I'm glad to know that Salt has a happy ending. I remember in high school when I read Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness and ended up with a broken heart that still aches when I think of that story.

She was born in Ft. Worth. Local girl makes good.

Thanks for another lead on great authors, Dawn.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I checked out Patricia Highsmith. She wrote some really good books like Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. She wrote a series about Ripley. Whoda' thunk it? A write up on her indicates that she was a master of sociopathic characters.

The Price of Salt sounds good. Actually, all her books look good. I'm glad to know that Salt has a happy ending. I remember in high school when I read Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness and ended up with a broken heart that still aches when I think of that story.

She was born in Ft. Worth. Local girl makes good.

Thanks for another lead on great authors, Dawn.
I've read those Ripley books as well as Strangers on a Train. Good stuff!
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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This doesn't seem to belong anywhere else but it gave me a giggle. I read an article on General Paetraus (sp?) and the Broadwell woman and in the article her biography of him was referred to as "fan fiction." I guess I won't be reading it then. But it struck my funny bone.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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This doesn't seem to belong anywhere else but it gave me a giggle. I read an article on General Paetraus (sp?) and the Broadwell woman and in the article her biography of him was referred to as "fan fiction." I guess I won't be reading it then. But it struck my funny bone.
I'm sad for his family and think it is a horrible way to end such an extraordinary career.
However, I have to admit, Net, that when I saw "fan fiction" I also laughed.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm so excited! I've looked for years and years in stores and in the thrift shops for this book I read years ago. It is one of those 4-in-1 Christmas romance books. One of the stories has just stayed with me all these years. (It was published in 1995 and I probably read it that year or the following). I've looked on Amazon a few times but couldn't ever find it as I didn't really remember the title of it. But I found it and ordered it today!!!! Part of me doesn't even want to read it again for fear of being disappointed and not loving it as much.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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I'm so excited! I've looked for years and years in stores and in the thrift shops for this book I read years ago. It is one of those 4-in-1 Christmas romance books. One of the stories has just stayed with me all these years. (It was published in 1995 and I probably read it that year or the following). I've looked on Amazon a few times but couldn't ever find it as I didn't really remember the title of it. But I found it and ordered it today!!!! Part of me doesn't even want to read it again for fear of being disappointed and not loving it as much.
There is a short story I feel that way about. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. I love that story of a young married couple at Christmas time who didn't have the money to buy each other gifts.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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There is a short story I feel that way about. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. I love that story of a young married couple at Christmas time who didn't have the money to buy each other gifts.
I love that story too!! I have that one on my Kindle. I think I'll read it to the kids this year. I think I had intended to do that when I downloaded it, but didn't remember when Christmas came. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I think I had intended to do that when I downloaded it, but didn't remember when Christmas came.

It always comes on December 25.

Barumpum.

Sorry. I couldn't resist.

On a side note, my husband's birthday is on December 29. I actually said this to him once: "Your birthday falls between Christmas and New Years this year." Wow! Some of my brain cells had clearly dissolved before I said that... and then my brain exploded when I realized what I'd just said.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Hanging my head in shame for my wording.

Glad I'm not the only one who says things that make you go .
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