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“You kind of wonder how they held their heads up under all that weight.”

From Play With Fire, the fifth Kate Shugak novel: The mammoth’s tusks spiraled up from the display, graceful in spite of their mass, nearly full curls of fossil ivory.  “You kind of wonder how they held their heads up under all that weight.” “Make you feel kind of insignificant, don’t they?” Kate said.  “That something…

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A couple of twenty-something Brits go walkabout in Darien on the border between Panama and Columbia and get kidnapped by guerrillas for ransom.

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She wondered why she had never noticed before how so many ballads were written on horseback.

From Dead in the Water, the third Kate Shugak novel: She wondered why she had never noticed before how so many ballads were written on horseback. The bat was coming down steadily now, in its own asymmetrical rhythm, batting out a tattoo of endurance, a measure of survival. When she got home, if she got…

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