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24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 - St. Lucia's Day: Task 4

Was It Murder? - James Hilton The Apothecary Rose  - Candace Robb, Derek Perkins A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales - Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child - Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle - Daniel Stashower Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life - Liz Kalaugher, Matin Durrani Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer Royal Novel) - Zen Cho Below the Clock - J.V. Turner Kill the Queen - Jennifer Estep Death from a Top Hat - Clayton Rawson

Most of my books of course come from sellers in Europe (chiefly Germany and the UK), but a fair few this year did also end up traveling here from North America, when all told the American offer was better than those by European sellers.

 

Bought in 2019 and already read:

From Seattle, WA:

James Hilton: Was It Murder?

Candace Robb: The Apothecary Rose (Derek Perkins audio CD)

 

From Houston, TX:

Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (eds.): A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales

Sandra Uwiringiyimana: How Dare the Sun Rise

 

From Mishawaka, IN:

Daniel Stashower: Teller of Tales

Frederic Raphael & Kenneth McLeish: The Book of Lists

Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher: Furry Logic

 

From McKeesport, PA:

Zen Cho: Sorcerer to the Crown

 

From Coral Springs, FL:

J.V. Turner: Below the Clock

 

From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada:

Jennifer Estep: Kill the Queen

Clayton Rawson: Death from a Top Hat

 

Bought in 2019 and still on my TBR (don't even comment, please):

From Seattle, WA:

James Thurber: Writings and Drawings (LoA)

Agatha Christie: Rule of Three

 

From Tucson, AZ:

Stephen King: 11/22/63

 

From Richmond, TX:

Charles Dickens: Bleak House (Paul Scofield audio CD)

 

From Houston, TX:

Dorothy Dunnett: The Game of Kings

 

From Mishawaka, IN:

Penny Le Couteur & Jay Burreson: Napoleon's Buttons

Mercedes Lackey: Arrows of the Queen

Lois McMasterBujold: The Curse of Chalion

Christopher Hibbert: The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431-1519

Ted Widmer (ed.): American Speeches: Political Oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama (LoA)

Robert Barr: The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont

C. Daly King: The Curious Mr. Tarrant

Eden Philpotts: The Red Redmaynes

Matthew Pritchard (ed.), Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922

 

From Windsor, CT:
Elie Wiesel: Night  / Dawn / The Accident (aka Day)

 

From Frederick, MD:

Samuel Johnson; E.L. McAdam, Jr. & George Milne (eds.): A Johnson Reader

 

From Kennesaw, GA:

Christopher Isherwood. A Single Man (Simon Prebble audio CD)

Sebastian Junger: The Perfect Storm (Stanley Tucci audio CD)

 

From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada:

Otto Penzler (ed.): Bibliomysteries

 

(Task: The historic (3d century AD) St. Lucia was Italian; yet, like those of many other saints (including, e.g., St. Andrew and St. Nicholas), the most important celebrations of her holiday don’t occur in her place of origin but somewhere else in the world.

List or create a stack of favorite books (minimum: three) featuring a character’s move or transition from one part of the world to another one (or from one end of a large country, e.g., U.S. Canada, Russia, China or Australia, to the other end.)

Alternatively, tell us: Which book that you acquired this year had to travel the farthest to get to you (regardless whether by plane, sea, or whichever other way, and regardless whether it was a purchase of your own or a gift from someone else)?)