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    The title of the book seems awkward. When its written as treasure-trove, its always hyphenated, and the possessive seems weird. Maybe its just me?

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    TROVE:

    A collection of valuable items discovered or found; a treasure-trove
    (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language)


    treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
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    Etymology: short for treasure trove
    1 : DISCOVERY, FIND
    2 : a valuable collection : TREASURE; also : HAUL, COLLECTION
    (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

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    Yes, it seems odd. I'm guessing that it means that the "trove" is secondary to the real treasure, which is the story.

    Thus, the treasure's trove...
    "It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." (Henry David Thoreau)

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