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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin.

About Patty Hearst.

My older brother knew some of the players in this story. If you're interested in what was happening at that time in the SF Bay Area, it's a good read.

ETA: PGD-GRAD thanks for the recommendation on the Fannie Flagg book. I've requested it! Sounds fascinating.
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Fannie Flagg's new book, "The Whole Town's Talking"--so far it's delightful--full of detail about life in the South, very much like "Fried Green Tomatoes" and Flagg's other books.
This chronicles the founding and founders of Elmwood Springs, MO. The catch is that much of the dialogue comes from Still Meadows, the town cemetery! It reminds me a bit of "Spoon River Anthology".
It's hard to put down!
LOVE Fannie Flagg! I recently finished The All-Girls Filling Station Last Reunion. I so enjoy her reading style. My mother used to say that she writes in a similar style as Maeve Binchy, only Southern as opposed to Irish.

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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin.

About Patty Hearst.

My older brother knew some of the players in this story. If you're interested in what was happening at that time in the SF Bay Area, it's a good read.

ETA: PGD-GRAD thanks for the recommendation on the Fannie Flagg book. I've requested it! Sounds fascinating.
My brother actually met Patty Hearst when she was being held near Penn State. He felt sorry for her. I may have to check out American Heiress, too!
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I just finished "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. Had never read it, seen the play, or the movie. It was surprisingly good. Also, a quick and easy read.
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My brother actually met Patty Hearst when she was being held near Penn State. He felt sorry for her. I may have to check out American Heiress, too!
Waiting for someone to mention how I got picked up by the FBI at Arkansas...
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*drums fingers* We're waiting, carnation! (GREAT story!)
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You know, I think they just hung onto us for all those extra hours to save face after making such a stupid mistake. There is NO way they followed us for 3 weeks and still thought we were Patty Hearst and Emily Harris!
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Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner.

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Thanks to PGD-GRAD's recommendation, I'm now reading all the Fannie Flagg books -- on the third one now. She's hilarious! I love finding books I was vaguely aware of but had never read, loving them, and finding out there are a bunch more by the same author to keep me busy reading!
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Balance of Power by Tom Clancey.

BTW, last read was pretty darn good. Wow, what a surprise ending. Female F B I Agent solves the crime !
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I finally found Paying for the Party, which *winter* mentioned in the IU thread earlier this year. Based on what I'd read in the online preview, I thought the women in the book were in the dorm I lived in when I was there, and based on the diagram of the floor layout in the book, I was right!
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