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Pamela Jekel

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Pamela Jekel

Post by Misfit » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:05 pm

Another long lost author I think I've discovered (or re-discovered). I'm currently reading Columbia by her, based on the history and people surrounding the Columbia River. This is in a Michner like fashion (similar, but not exactly the same), there will be a section of story and then it continues to the next generation. First with the Chinooks as the first boats arrive and begin trade, the pioneers arriving (including a first hand look at the Whitman massacre), and now at about half way through we're seeing the Chinese come over to work in the river canneries. I believe it ends up with the building of the Grand Coulee Dam.

She's got some novels set in the deep south, plus there's also one about the Navajo set in Arizona. I've got a copy of that coming soon via ILL.

Annis, you have anything on this author?
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Post by Michy » Wed April 27th, 2011, 3:13 pm

Hmmmm -- I'm guessing she's pretty good? I like Michener-style sagas, I might have to give her a try.

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Post by Misfit » Wed April 27th, 2011, 4:34 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Hmmmm -- I'm guessing she's pretty good? I like Michener-style sagas, I might have to give her a try.[/quote]

I'm enjoying it so far. Should finish in a couple of days and will put a review up.
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Post by annis » Wed April 27th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Sorry, Misfit- first time I've heard of her! She is listed as an American writer and research scholar with a doctorate in English and a speciality in Victorian literature, born Santa Monica, California, 1948, and as well as fiction has written a non-fiction book called Thomas Hardy's Heroines. She also took up the challenge of writing a sequel to Kipling's Jungle Books in a Kiplingesque style.

There are listings on Fantastic Fiction and World Cat with a bit more info about the subjects of her books.

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Post by Misfit » Wed April 27th, 2011, 7:53 pm

[quote=""annis""]Sorry, Misfit- first time I've heard of her! She is listed as an American writer and research scholar with a doctorate in English and a speciality in Victorian literature, born Santa Monica, California, 1948, and as well as fiction has written a non-fiction book called Thomas Hardy's Heroines. She also took up the challenge of writing a sequel to Kipling's Jungle Books in a Kiplingesque style.

There are listings on Fantastic Fiction and World Cat with a bit more info about the subjects of her books.[/quote]

Thanks for finding that info Annis. I do like the different subject matters and want to try more. I'm curious about that California book as well. Not the good kind of curious though :o :D
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