Wednesday, September 06, 2006

off to tuonela

i'm heading off to my hometown of Burlington, Iowa, where i'll be doing a booksigning on Saturday, immediately followed by some serious lounging around.

Burlington is a beautiful, dark town built on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Pale Immortal's Tuonela
IS Burlington.

I'm bringing my laptop, so I'll be watching you guys....


Billy Holiday -- Strange Fruit




























some cool news:

Pale Immortal was a pick of the week on sarah weinman's
confessions of an idiosyncratic mind.
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16 comments:

Jeff said...

Have a fun and safe trip, Anne. Sign a lot a books and then enjoy some time off. You deserve it.
Congratulations on PI making pick of the week. :)

Jaye Wells said...

I was wondering where you got those pics of Tuonela. Have a great trip. Congrats on getting pick of the week. Now go relax!

Kelly Parra said...

Have a good time! Woo-hoo on the pick of the week! You so deserve it!! See ya when you get back. =D

angie said...

Have a great trip - and very cool re. P.I. making pick of the week. I think I'm still recovering from Tuesday's pimp party...

Tami said...

I know I'm still recovering! Have a great trip and congrats on the pick of the week. Very cool pic!

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Sell, sell, sell. Make lots of money.

Have a great time in Iowa.

Bailey Stewart said...

I didn't know you were also an ex-Iowa girl.

Have fun. Congrats on the pick!

There was a party? *gg*

Christa M. Miller said...

WTG on pick of the week! And have a safe, relaxing trip. It is well-deserved.

I love "Strange Fruit"... and my husband uses it in his history classes. He really likes to find pieces of culture like that, which have been obscured by timelines and rote memorization. Just really helps make the subjects relevant to his kids.

jason evans said...

Have a wonderful time, Anne! We'll behave while you're gone.
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*pssst! Is she gone? Where does she keep the liquor?

Anonymous said...

Okay, this might not be the place to ask, but... what is the perfect Billy Holiday album? Preferably with this song?

You don't think I bought into the "wish list" thing on my blog for no reason, did you? I gotta hint to my fambly! And shock of all shocks... the jazz is what I've been missing.

Someone help an anonymous girl out...

bekbek

Christa M. Miller said...

Bek, DH found the song on The Commodore Master Takes - I see it on Amazon. Happy hinting! :)

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congrats and safe trip! You deserve the mention for the book Anne!

Sam said...

Burlington? Hey there, Homey, I live just up the river in Dubuque! Can't wait to read the book. Are you stoppping here for a signing?

anne frasier said...

thanks so much, everybody!

bekbek, i wondered that myself. about billy holiday. she's done a lot of stuff i love, but i'm never sure of titles and time periods.

christa, using strange fruit in history class - what a fantastic idea.

bailey and jason: :D

sam, yep, good ol' burlington. at one point the population was about 38,000. now it's about 22,000. and dropping. i won't be going to dubuque. :( love dubuque, though. a bunch of us gals sometimes meet there and stay at the hancock house. we're supposed to be writing, but it usually turns into... well, would it surprise you if i said a party? :D

emeraldcite said...

beautiful road...

anne frasier said...

i rode down that yesterday. crookedest street in the world according to guinness. i think lombard street in san fran is actually second.