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July 01, 2009


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What an interesting tale! It's good research like yours that brings these stories to light.


Sounds like an amazing story. Thanks for posting the interview!

Michelle B

This sounds like a great book club book.

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe

I always love unknown new england history like this. Anita Shreve, wrote Weight of Water. Somewhat gothic and mysterious. which is loosely based on historical fiction. I have this author's first book. I have not read it yet. But hope to soon. Thank you for the post.

Sairey Luterman

Our book group just finished reading WIDOW'S WAR and had one of the richest discussions we've had yet in four years of meeting. Sally Gunning has a deft hand with the historical fiction genre - one can learn a lot without feeling clonked over the head with it. I expect BOUND to be the same kind of experience and intend to be nominating it for my Book Group when we resume in the autumn.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

Isn't it interesting that the germ of the idea for BOUND came from this brief (but loaded!) passage discovered when researching another novel.

There is such fascinating information hidden in historical documents; it seems that Sally Gunning has turned that bit of history into a entertaining and illuminating novel.


sounds like a great discussion book; thanks

Sheila DeChantal

Ok.... so this is completely nothing about nothing.... but I see you have the Designer girl on the side of your blog. I use that too but can not find how to get the girl link to put on my blog.... what am I missing?

(Thanks for any help with this)

Sally Gunning

Thanks, all, for the nice response. Carolina Gal, mind if I post your comment on my web site?

Sally Gunning

Oops! Reading this backward! Sairey Luterman, it was your post I was thinking to use -- adding a page for book group remarks.

Annmarie Fontecchio

I absolutely Loved The Widow's War and Bound by Sally Gunning.I could not put them down. Our Book Club is traveling to Satucket (Brewster) for our Book Club Meeting!

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