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"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.


Oh, this is good. This is very very good.

Her fifth book, The Wordy Shipmates, a history of American Puritans, will be published in 2008.


At 9:27 AM, Blogger dr four eyes said...

Yay, yay, yay!

I just read Assassination Vacation and also heard a radio piece about Puritans that made me so anxious for the new book!

Have you ever heard her do a reading in person? I once got to see her and David Sedaris together. Much as I love DS, I thought she was a much better live reader.

Thanks for the good news.


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