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Ferociouskitty
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Post Number: 595
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 08:28 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or so it seemed to [Clarence King's] friends, who became used to his unexpected absences and thought of him as a perennial bachelor. Their impressions of him went no further. What they did not know was that when King was not living in various clubs and hotels, he was married and the father of five children. He was deeply devoted to his wife, Ada, a black woman 19 years his junior. This blue-eyed man, descended from signers of the Magna Carta, had successfully cultivated the impression that he was black too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/books/05masl.html?emc=eta1
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Thumper
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 09:07 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello All,

Thanks, FK. I'm going to have to check this one out.
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Ferociouskitty
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 09:15 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're welcome, Thumper. I'd enjoy reading your take on this one.
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Cynique
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 04:35 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They say "truth is stranger than fiction" and this book certainly sounds like something that would whet my appetite for different reading fare.
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Thumper
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:37 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello All,

I just got my copy of Passing Strange. I'm afraid I'm going to have to move it up on my "to read list". I was telling my mother a summary of the book and we both ended up giggling.

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