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Leave me alone, I'm reading : finding and losing myself in books
Maureen Corrigan
Adult Nonfiction Z1003.2 .C67 2005

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Women's Extreme-Adventure Stories (and One of My Own)p. 3
"Books, what a jolly company they are"p. 55
Chapter 2 - Tales of Toil: What John Ruskin and Sam Spade Taught Me About Working for a Livingp. 61
Chapter 3 - "They're Writing Songs of Love, but Not for Me": Gaudy Night and Other Alternatives to the Traditional "Mating, Dating, and Procreating" Plotp. 93
Looking for a Ship/Looking for My Dadp. 121
Chapter 4 - Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition: What Catholic Martyr Stories Taught Me About Getting to Heaven-and Getting Evenp. 129
Epilogue: My New York: September 8, 2001p. 173
Acknowledgmentsp. 185
Recommended Readingp. 189
Notesp. 195


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