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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler

The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt: Captive of Manquinna

The Adventures And Sufferings Of John R. Jewitt: Captive Of Maquinna - John Rodgers Jewitt Why: My son & I have been reading Little House on the Prairie, which has some negative things to say about Native Americans. I'd like to read this as an antidote. A friend had this to say about it: "Hillary Stewart (she's written many resource books on the NW coastal Indians) annotated this journal kept by a young man who was held captive by the Nootka on Vancouver Island from 1803 to 1805. His observations of daily life, descriptions of the houses, canoes, clothing, and the tools for daily living and reflections about his experience captured my imagination and kindled a new interest in learning about NW coast history. A pleasure from cover to cover!"