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Please suggest themes you'd like to see covered here! Cut and paste the following into a comment:

ETA: please put your theme in the subject of your comment!

Theme:
Are you prepared to run it? Yes/No
Suggested books, if you have them already:


What does it mean to run the theme?

1. At least one month in advance, you'll let everyone know about the theme and your suggested reading for it. You need to suggest at least 3 works of fiction.
2. On the first of the month, you will post a welcome/introduction/kickoff for the theme.
3. Throughout the month, you'll take an active part in discussion of the theme.

You do not have to be an expert on the theme to run it. You just need to have an interest in it.

Re: Gold Rushes

Date: 2009-05-31 02:16 pm (UTC)
jest: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jest
If you want to branch out "The Colour" by Rose Tremain covers the 19th c. New Zealand gold rush.

Re: Gold Rushes

Date: 2009-05-31 10:44 pm (UTC)
al_zorra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] al_zorra
Mark Twain.

Also there are probably California 'local' authors who have done terrific work with their state's gold rush, if one goes looking.

California is a fabulous subject about which I know far less than many a location not in the United States.

Love, C.

Re: Gold Rushes

Date: 2009-06-05 11:13 am (UTC)
adelheid: (books)
From: [personal profile] adelheid
Jack London's "White Fang" is at least tangentially on the Yukon gold rush, isn't it? (it was in the film... ~ducks~)

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