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  •  Oh, let me see... (4+ / 0-)

    Archie Goodwin, from the Nero Wolfe mysteries, by Rex Stout

    Tocohl Susomo, Maggie, and Om im, who all three live in Hellspark, by Janet Kagan

    Jennifer Gluckstein, from Tamsin, by Peter Beagle

    The phouka, Eddi, Carla, who live in War for the Oaks, by Emma Bull

    “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”~Thomas Mann

    by Rolanni on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:16:04 AM PDT

    •  Hi, Rolanni, nice to have some new ones joining (1+ / 0-)
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      the party!  Trumpeter and Limelite also mentioned a host of people who seem real. This plane is getting crowded!  :)

      Tamsin is an old Celtic legend, if I'm not mistaken. I will have to Google the book to find out why Peter Beagle named it that.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:32:11 AM PDT

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      •  It's nice to have (2+ / 0-)
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        a place to talk about books, which I don't often get a chance to do.  

        Beagle's Tamsin is wonderful -- I can't praise it enough; Jenny's narrative voice is spot-on, and there are cats and ghosts and True Love, and The Wild Hunt, too!

        “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”~Thomas Mann

        by Rolanni on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:43:57 AM PDT

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    •  Hurrah! Another Kagan fan! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:08:55 PM PDT

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      •  And having finished... (1+ / 0-)
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        reading The Year of the Rat, by Grace Lin, last night, I'm now re-re-re-re-&c-reading Hellspark because...comfort book.

        “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”~Thomas Mann

        by Rolanni on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:46:47 AM PDT

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