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Sarah Vowell and Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes Oh Sarah Vowell, how I love your books!  I have all of them.

Yeah.  I know.  This mini-review/booklist update will be completely biased.

Sarah Vowell is a history buff, humorist, and the voice of Violet in The Incredibles. I am so excited to read her latest book Unfamiliar Fishes.  Vowell's latest is on the history of Hawaii, and if it's anything like her other writings, she integrates her research experience with quirky historical tales.

She finds the most bizarre tidbits and weaves them into an informative and irreverent history of America.  For instance did you know, back before Hawaii was a territory, the two groups of foreign visiters were missionaries (who were converting) and sailors (who were on "vacation").  These groups, as you might imagine, were visiting the islands with very different agendas.  Can't wait to read this one!

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