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  • "... the ice-fishing shanties lined up off-season at the end of the sawmill road, cold storage shacks dug into hillsides, the seine gallows, trestles made of rough rails we called 'starrigans,' used for drying newly barked nets."

    —Howard Norman, The Bird Artist (New York: Picador USA, 1994), 22

    March 20, 2009

  • Ah, you're reading The Bird Artist! Let me know what you think of it. :-)

    March 20, 2009

  • I finished it last night. Very nice! I don't read a lot of fiction (as I probably mentioned on this site ad nauseam), but this one was worth the time.

    March 20, 2009

  • It's one of the few books I've read twice.

    March 20, 2009

  • I would read The Danger Tree again. After I get through the bookcase-sized stack of stuff I'm sposta read first.

    March 20, 2009