Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mary Doria Russell

At the AAPAs, we held an auction to raise money for graduate students to attend the national meetings. I bid on a few items and 'won' a signed copy of Mary Doria Russell's newest book "Dreamers of the Day." She received her degree in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1983, hence the offering at these meetings. It was quite kind of her to give us items to offer, and I was the lucky benefactor of her munificence!

She is the author of my favorite book: "The Sparrow". "Dreamers" is quite enjoyable - fast paced and very interesting historically - I recommend it to any of her fans, particularly those with a penchant for the Middle East.

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