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Could the “centrally isolated” Finger Lakes region of upstate New York rival the Irish “outcrop of rock and bog” where she lived for five years, and whose tale she told in The Island of the White Cow? In From Where We Stand: Recovering a Sense of Place, Deborah Tall finds it can, in both the then and now of the region, and especially in the heritage of the Seneca Indians, British allies largely driven from the Finger Lakes in 1779 by troops acting on the orders of George Washington. Tall reads from her book at 7 p.m. at Chapters, 1512 K St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-5495. (MJ)