Names (was: Re: YotG - wee bittie spoilers)

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Fri Oct 6 08:12:49 EDT 2000

>And on the general topic of names:  I recently re-read Anne Tyler's _The
>Clock Winder_, one of my favorite books though I couldn't say why, and
>there's a Melissa in that too--a sharp-faced fashion model, self-centered
>and superficial.  I can't think of any others.  Have any of you encountered
>your own name in a book, as at least a moderately important character?

My real name, I'm sorry to say, is Harriet.  Need I say more?  I was
desperately fond of Harriet the Spy as a child, and am not sure how much
was the fun of finding someone (outside a Victorian novel or the like) with
one of my names.  Don't come across all that many Hallies!


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