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Women of the World: Art and Adventure [01:21:26]
@ Center for New Words (2004-11-11)
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From the WGBH Forum Network: "Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and My Kind of Place, takes readers on an irresistible tour of the world via its subcultures: from Japan's Mt. Fuji, to the heart of the African music scene in Paris, to Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where 'oil time' is the only time that matters. In Pirate Queen, Barbara Sjoholm (formerly Barbara Wilson, author of Gaudi Afternoon) takes readers along for the four months that she traveled around the North Atlantic, chasing little known biographies of women fishing captains, cross-dressing sailors, and bold Viking explorers. "
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