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Diane Pearson

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Michy
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Diane Pearson

Post by Michy » Fri December 31st, 2010, 5:12 pm

For some unknown reason, this long-ago-read author popped into my head this morning; since I've never seen her mentioned here, I thought I'd bring her up. I read a few of her books many years ago and really enjoyed them. Particularly Csardas; it is set in Hungary during the time of the two World Wars. I remember it as being a really, really good book and I think some others here may enjoy it.

I'm sure all of her stuff is out of print, but is probably available through library or other means if anyone is interested in trying her out.

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri December 31st, 2010, 5:55 pm

I have an ancient paperback of CSARDAS and I agree, it's wonderful. I have another book of hers called THE MARIGOLD FIELD, which is also good but not as compelling and memorable as CSARDAS. I've weeded out my books many times over the years but I've always kept those two.
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Post by Misfit » Fri December 31st, 2010, 7:54 pm

Thanks for the mention, I love finding these long lost treasures.
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Post by Michy » Fri December 31st, 2010, 9:04 pm

Csardas was recommended to me by the owner of a UBS I used to frequent. I've read a couple other of Diane Pearson's -- Summer of the Barshinskys and I know at least one other although the title escapes me. They were good, but not as memorable as Csardas. I think you'd like it.

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