I thought it had been done, so I checked the collection. Unfortunately, Random House sent a copy, so your work was for naught. Folks, again I suggest checking not only the collection and all the lists available just before starting to scan something, but also the list of publishers who are donating books, which Pavi posted in a recent newsletter. Occasionally, as with the Princess Diary books, we have to submit and validate because the books were needed in a timely fashion and we couldn't wait for the publisher, but otherwise, believe me, it is very frustrating to submit a perfect copy of a book to the collection and then have it replaced by a publisher copy. Save yourself that experience. Cindy Ro --- Deborah Murray <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi all, > > I've just submitted for validation another BSO from > the wish list--Caravans: > A Novel of Afghanistan by James A. Michener. > > The usual prevalidation has been done--headers > stripped; page numbers and > chapter titles protected. Ranked spelling over 99%. > 341 pages plus > preliminary pages. > > [Book jacket] > Ellen Jaspar, native of Dorset, Pennsylvania, > recently married to an Afghan > engineer, has not been heard from for thirteen > months. The job of finding > her falls to a young member of the staff of the > American Embassy in Kabul, > Afghanistan- Mark Miller, who is the narrator of > this extraordinary novel. > The time: March, 1946. This is a sensitive > assignment, requiring tact and > patience, but apparently unexciting. His search, > however, involves Mark > Miller in a series of unexpected and perilous > adventures, and takes him to > wild and remote parts of the ancient kingdom. What > he finds out about the > missing girl, about himself, about the past and > present of a fabulous > country, and about Mira, the beautiful nomad girl > who teaches him many > things-these and many other discoveries the reader > also makes and shares > intimately with him. Afghanistan, where the ancient > and modern worlds exist > side by side, is an especially appropriate setting > for Mr. Michener's drama > of our times. In 1946, when many aspects of the > country were not too > different from what Alexander the Great found there > in the fourth century > b.c., Afghanistan was seething with the forces that > would soon erupt to > bring it fully into the twentieth century. Caravans > is that artful > combination readers have learned to expect from Mr. > Michener: a compelling > and significant story, set vividly against a real > background that gives a > true sense of history and of place. > > Deborah > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.