Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Massacred for Gold

"I listened on a hot July morning in 2003 as a Snake River jetboat captain, idling his boat in front of a cove known as Deep Creek, told two dozen tourists the story, or at least a story, of what happened there in 1887." -- Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon by R. Gregory Nokes This is going to be a good one! It is a historical expose of the murder of over 30 Chinese workers in eastern Oregon, written by one of Oregon's most talented writers.

4 comments :

  1. Fascinating. Would love to read your review if you post one.

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  2. Ah, nice. I'll be waiting for your review.

    Malcolm

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  3. Review is definitely coming. I plan to read this over the weekend when I am on vacation, so the review will be here soon.

    There have been several reviews in the local press -- all very favorable.

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