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The Extraordinary Adventures Of Alfred Kroop

Yancy, Rick
Alfred manages to mess things up pretty good for the knights protectors of The Sword. He spends the rest of the book redeeming himself. Pretty good story, some funny parts, the obligatory beheading, and a possible budding romance. I want to see what Alfred makes of himself.

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11/2009

Adam Fortune, Free Man

Yates, Elizabeth
Story of a slave in colonial America. Based on a real person. Newbery Medal awarded in 1951. Good story!

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4/2008

Someday You'll Write

Yates, Elizabeth
The author of Amos Fortune, Free Man, explains the writing process to young budding authors.

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4/2008

Breaking Stalin's Nose

Yelchin, Eugene
Sasha's father is arrested in the Soviet Union.

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10/2012

The Amah

Yep, Lawrence
Widow struggling to raise five children must deal with her prima-donna, as it were, teen daughter who is one of the step-sisters in the ballet Cinderella.

Quote::

"You'll be fine. Just try to stay clam." (pg. 18) -- Ancient Chinese saying? Or typo?

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1/2013

When The Circus Came To Town

Yep, Lawrence
Ursula get smallpox while living in Montana at the stagecoach stop her parents manage. She has to overcome her anxiety about her scars. Nice little book.

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4/2004

Armageddon Summer

Yolen, Jane
A boy and a girl are taken by their families to a religious survivalist camp on a mountain when it is prophesied that the end of the world is coming.

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5/2010

Dragon and Slave

Zahn, Timothy
Jack becomes a slave to find out who betrayed the A'da.

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5/2010

Dragon And Soldier

Zahn, Timothy
Jack joins a mercenary group to get information about who betrayed the K'da,

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5/2010

Dragon And Thief

Zahn, Timothy
Teen jack Morgan is on the lam, meets up with an alien warrior. They team up to right some wrongs. Good stuff.

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5/2010

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3/2016

The green and the gray

Zahn, Timothy
Two groups of "aliens" are facing off in New York City when a Human couple get involved.

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6/2005

The Icarus Hunt

Zahn, Timothy
Jordan McKell is hired to pilot a strange starship to Earth.

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9/2012

Elsewhere

Zevin, Gabrielle
A somewhat pissed-off fifteen-almost-sixteen-year-old Liz wakes up on a very odd cruised ship with no memory of how she got there. A charming, funny, and sometimes sad story of an afterlife. Big weeps, for me, near the end.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Palimpsest (pg. 242)-- Writing material used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased. The text refers to the remains of a wine bottle label. From a Greek/Latin words meaning scraped again, so maybe the author means a more literal sense.

Quote:

How long does a dream have to last before it's just life? (pg. 23)

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12/2008

MythBusters

Zimmerman, Keith
Subtitle: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All. Very interesting, but hard to read. Small type, odd sentence construction, some conflicting information. Worth the read.

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1/2006

The Book Thief

Zusak, Markus
Small girl is sent to live with foster parents during World War II in Germany. Narrated by Death.

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3/2010
15 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balliett] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Barrows] [Barry - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie, editor] [Beck - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Bosch] [Bosch - Brillant] [Brin - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Coakley] [Coben - Cohen] [Cole - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crime] [Crombie - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - DiCamillo] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doohan - Drake] [Drake - Elkins] [Elkins - Emerson] [Ephron - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferber] [Ferris - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flynn - Fournier] [Fowler - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Funke] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gladwell] [Gladwell - Gould] [Grady - Grant] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harper] [Harris - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herzog] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hilton - Holman] [Holmes - Huff] [Hughes - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Joyce] [Kabak - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Landry] [Lange - Lawrence] [Lawson - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lovelace] [Low - Lynch] [Lynch - Maguire] [Malzberg - Martin] [Martin - Massey] [Matas - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Monninger] [Montgomery - Moore] [Moriarty - Murphy] [Myers - Nimmo] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Brien] [O'Brien - Paolini] [Paolini - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Peck - Pfeffer] [Phelan - Powell] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Queenan] [Rankin - Rehder] [Resnick - Riordan] [Roach - Rose] [Rose - Russell] [Russell - Savage] [Savin - Schatzing] [Schmatz - Scott] [Scottoline - Selznick] [Sepetys - Shusterman] [Shusterman - Smith] [Smith - Specht] [Spector - Stark] [Stasheff - Stern] [Stewart - Stroud] [Stroud - Tappyly] [Taylor - Tracy] [Trevino - Urban] [Urrea - Vance] [Vande Velde - Wambaugh] [Wambaugh - Westerfeld] [Westerfeld - Westlake] [Westlake - Wise] [Wister - Wroblewski] [Yancy - Zusak] 

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