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January 24, 2012


I finally finished my first of her novels late last year and was smitten (it makes no sense to me now, but I had repeatedly tried two of her other novels, and not gotten anywhere); the timing must have been all wrong before, because I loved Custom of the Country and can't wait to read more.

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