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Annie is a popular gal

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Since Annie Dunne seems to be generating some interest, I think I'll do a quickie giveaway. Because 'tis the season and all that. But first...

Did you know the cover photograph is by Dorothea Lange? She's famous for this photograph:

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange

Incidentally, the picture was taken in Nipomo, California, about 40 miles south of where I live.

I never knew that Lange went to Ireand in 1954 and took many photos of the people of County Clare.

County Clare, Dorothea Lange

While she was there she took this photo, which I cannot find independent of the book cover:

Bridie O'Halloran, Dorothea Lange

And this one, which is also on the back cover of Annie Dunne:

Sunday, Western Ireland, Dorothea Lange

Okay, so enough of the history lesson. Since there seems to be some interest in this book (or maybe it's just the cover), I'm going to give it away to one of you, as long as you leave a comment here in the next two and a half hours (that's up until 10pm Pacific time). Don't worry though, I'm also including the people who commented that they wanted it in the original Annie Dunne post. So if it's tomorrow when you read this, all is not lost (well, as long as you read my blog yesterday). Are you confused? Don't worry, I've got it all under control.

6 comment(s):

ya ya's mom said...

oh boy oh boy! i hope i win this!!! pick me!!! pick me!!!

Ti said...

Toss my hat in too.

cali said...

Would love to win this book!

Ali said...

Well my clock says 9:58 Pacific time...I loved the history lesson, even if I don't win.

Veens said...

wow! That was awesome cover info!
:)

I like all the pics! and the 1st one is my 2nd fav after the book cover :)

and well the back cover comes as my 3rd fave :)

and yes I like the last one as well

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

How fun that you offered a quickie (!) Always a nice surprise (!! again!!)

Thanks for sharing the cover photo info. I absolutely love that Dorothea Lange (Migrant Mother) photo. I only learned about it a few years ago when my daughter did a research project on Lange ... see, you *can* teach an old Dawn new tricks!

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

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