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Exhuming the Remains of Homestead Life

British writer Jonathan Raban. His new book "Bad Land: An American Romance" is based on memoirs, diaries, photographs and letters of immigrants who in the early 1900s traveled to Montana to homestead. Raban himself is something of an immigrant; he settled in Seattle in 1990.

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Other segments from the episode on January 8, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 8, 1997: Interview with Timothy Egan; Interview with Jonathan Raban; Review of Ellery Eskelin's album "The Sun Died."

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