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Subject: X authors and other rare names
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:16 PM ET
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So If you're doing an author challenge and want to read a new author for every letter of the alphabet, what's out there by someone with an X for a last name?

Y is done and I might recommened Jasmine Yalenorn to those who are interested in cozy mysteries with a hint of the paranormal.

If you've got an author you like with a X name, please make recommendations here on specific books.

Thanks

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:19 PM ET
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also U and Q, which have the fewest names in our member directory other than x

I'll read just about anything, but  I am sticking to fiction for this challenge.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:25 PM ET
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Q for Quindlen is all that i have. I need another good author

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:32 PM ET
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bummer I've already read quindlen. Although i can't remember what it was. Wonder if there are more than two of them.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:39 PM ET
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here's what i got so far for my A-z challenge:

 

U.           Ludmila Utiskaya::: Medea and Her Children: A Novel

               Thrity Umrigar:::The Space Between Us

V.            Sally Vickers::: The Other Side of You: A Novel

                Susan Vreeland:::The Passion of Artemesia

W.           Virginia Woolf::: Mrs. Dalloway

                Daniel Wallace:::Big Fish

X.            X

               X

Y.            Y     

               Y

Z.            Koren Zailckas::: Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:51 PM ET
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What's your fav on that list?

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 8:01 PM ET
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Maybe these will help you guys. They are links to stopyourekillingme.com and fantasitcfiction.com.

Q http://stopyourekillingme.com/Q_Authors/Q_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/q/

U http://stopyourekillingme.com/U_Authors/U_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/u/

V http://stopyourekillingme.com/V_Authors/V_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/v/

W http://stopyourekillingme.com/W_Authors/W_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/

X http://stopyourekillingme.com/X_Authors/X_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/x/

Y http://stopyourekillingme.com/Y_Authors/Y_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/y/

Z http://stopyourekillingme.com/Z_Authors/Z_Authors.html http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/z/

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 5:22 PM ET
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Hmm, I suppose Xaviera Hollander won't suit here, since it is her first name that starts with X ... or will it? :-)

At least it would spice up the alphabet. :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 5:58 PM ET
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Many editions, here's one Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Malcolm-X/dp/0140028242/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203634630&sr=1-3

ETA: Oops, I see you want fiction. Sorry, can't come up with one.

Les



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Date Posted: 2/21/2008 7:56 PM ET
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Ernesto Quinonez...EXCELLENT author. I absolutely LOVED Bodega Dreams and I have Chango's Fire on my shelf to read very soon.

Subject: all things considered
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 7:15 PM ET
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"Hmm, I suppose Xaviera Hollander won't suit here, since it is her first name that starts with X ... or will it? :-)"

If I can't find anything else, I'm willing to be flexible. Spice is good.

 

"Ernesto Quinonez...EXCELLENT author. I absolutely LOVED Bodega Dreams and I have Chango's Fire on my shelf to read very soon."

I ordered Chango's Fire. It sounded more my style.

Please keep the suggestions coming. You have power, fellow readers.