Bring Me One Of Everything by Leslie Hall Pinder

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Bring Me One of Everything is a novel which weaves real-life facts and fiction into an eloquent tale of suspense and intrigue. The title of the book is based on what the management of the Smithsonian is said to have demanded when sending ethnographers to native villages to gather artifacts for its collection: "Bring me one of everything." The novel is several layered stories centered around a troubled writer, Alicia Purcell, who has been commissioned to create the libretto for an opera about an anthropologist named Austin Hart. He earned fame in the 1950s for cutting down and bringing back to museums the largest remaining stand of totem poles in the world. They belonged to the Haida tribes who inhabit the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. Hart's subsequent suicide creates the mystery Alicia attempts to solve as she consults present-day tribe members, Hart's friends and family, and his personal journals. Added to the complications of her search are Alicia's imperious though ailing mother, a cast-off lover, a narcissistic composer, and her own demons of disaffection. But an overarching question dogs her and the reader: why she is so obsessed with Austin Hart and this quest?
 

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Published February 1, 2012 by Grey Swan Press. 348 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty years after her last novel, On Double Tracks, Pinder again shares her remarkable and unique prose gifts in this intensely-moving novel that explores the mysteries of the human heart and soul.

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BC Books

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On Double Tracks), along with her current opportunity to devote to writing full-time – a fourth novel is in the works – there’s a cohesive elegance and lyrical quality at play throughout this enticing read.

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BC Books

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At first, shovel at the ready, Alicia’s keen on commiseration, having a ”cool, cerebral desire” to “find out what a person thought or what a person felt at that settled point of no return … I wanted to know how he had disentangled himself from all his commitments.” But it isn’t long before inspir...

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Star Tribune

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An intriguing work -- part detective story, part morality play.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Hart's subsequent suicide creates the mystery Alicia attempts to solve as she consults present-day tribe members, Hart's friends and family, and his personal journals.

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Night Owl Teen

If you want a Harlequin with a perfect, sewed-up story, please go elsewhere.

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