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    A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Dewey is the name of the book. It is a book about Spencer and a cat that lived in the Spencer Library from 1988 until 2007. The book is a New York Times best seller. I am only on the 4th chapter but it is a short very easy read book.

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    http://www.libraryjournal.com/blog/7...780034978.html

    Note: I am a former resident of Spencer, Iowa.


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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Yeah, we've discussed that here before, IIRC.

    There's also a movie in the works, starring Meryl Streep as Myron, and a book sequel, too. It's a good story, but for me, the book was just OK.

    I used to work in Spencer, and my old boss' husband is mentioned a couple of times in the book.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Dude, this is old news...I read a signed copy by Vicki Myron last winter. Great book, especially when you know the people and places involved. I can't wait to see the movie.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    My grandfather is mentioned in that book. He was on the library board and I think he designed the Spencer Library.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    my mother loves this book



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Yeah, we've discussed that here before, IIRC.

    There's also a movie in the works, starring Meryl Streep as Myron, and a book sequel, too. It's a good story, but for me, the book was just OK.

    I used to work in Spencer, and my old boss' husband is mentioned a couple of times in the book.

    It's a good story, but the book is not written very good. It's no Marley and Me.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    It's a good story, but the book is not written very good. It's no Marley and Me.
    I don't know about the book Marley and Me but the movie sure didn't do much for me.


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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    It's a good story, but the book is not written very good. It's no Marley and Me.
    Lol. You're kidding, right?


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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Dude, this is old news...I read a signed copy by Vicki Myron last winter. Great book, especially when you know the people and places involved. I can't wait to see the movie.
    Kind of like the x-files when they were in Spirit Lake, IA

    With mountains.


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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Kind of like the x-files when they were in Spirit Lake, IA

    With mountains.

    They were in Lake Okobogee, actually. Spencer wasn't mentioned in that episode.


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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Kind of like the x-files when they were in Spirit Lake, IA

    With mountains.
    Didn't see many X-files, but I did see this episode, and I remember bursting out in laughter at the sight of mountains and Douglas Fir trees all around.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    They were in Lake Okobogee, actually. Spencer wasn't mentioned in that episode.

    None the less, it was a hilarious error.



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    Re: A book on Spencer, IA is a NY Times Best Seller

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    They were in Lake Okobogee, actually. Spencer wasn't mentioned in that episode.

    Okoboji. Sorry I had to.



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    Okoboji. Sorry I had to.

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