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No longer does it seem sufficient to pay tribute to the authors of new books with just one party in one city. There were two parties here for Lynn Sherr, a correspondent for the ABC News program "20/20," and Jurate Kazickas, a freelance writer, for their book, "Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks," published by Times Books. Two more celebrations are planned in Washington and Boston.

The book is a compendium of more than 2,000 sites around the country associated with women of renown, from Amelia Earhart's birthplace (Atchison, Kan.) to Calamity Jane's burial site (Deadwood, S.D.)There were plenty of well-known women at the New York parties, including Geraldine Ferraro, Helen Gurley Brown, Kimba Wood, Donna DeVarona and Betty Friedan.

"They are women who should be in the book, but we don't want them in yet because we want them around a lot longer," Sherr said. The criteria for inclusion? Besides being women of accomplishment, she explained, they had to be dead.