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Weyn, Suzanne
An image of a gas gauge on "E" illustrates the book jacket. Ten years from now the world is running out of petroleum, and this is how it impacts the lives of high school students in a small valley in New York state.

Not great reader reviews on Amazon, and I agree with their points. I was thinking, "No one has heard of solar cell phone chargers?". And some of the tech seems sketchy, especially that wonderful perpetual motion generator.

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2/2011

Janet Hardy In Radio City

Wheeler, Ruthe S.
Published in 1935, this is about some girls who are acting in a movie western. They have a hot time while doing so! Then they go to Radio City in New York City to do some promotional radio work for the movie. A mystery is solved in the climatic finish. It is NOT, however, about amateur radio.

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3/2023

Listening for lions

Whelan, Gloria
An orphaned English girl (who was born in Africa) is forced to impersonate a girl who died of influenza, so the dead girl's parents can get hold of an inheritance. Really good.

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4/2006

The Mouse That Roared

Wibberly, Leonard
Great story of a little country that declares war on the United States back in the 50s. Peter Sellers played several of the parts in the movie.

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"But continue, have you other reasons?"
"I have, but I have already been rebuked by your Grace with a reference to the breeding of horses, and do not feel at leave to proceed."
"Oh," said Gloriana. "Oh."

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1/2013

Countdown

Wiles, Deborah
Franny is an Air Force kid who lives near Andrews AFB. She is coping with growing up, an uncle with issues from WWI, and the threat of nuclear annihilation in the 60s. Profusely illustrated. It took me until page 276 to realize that Uncle "Otis" was actually spelled Uncle Otts. Ain't old eyes great?

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10/2010

Each Little Bird That Sings

Wiles, Deborah
Comfort's family lives in a large house that is also a funeral home, so she is familiar with dealing with death. Except when it's too close.

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12/2008

Love, Ruby Lavender

Wiles, Deborah
Ruby lives in a very small town in Mississippi. She love her grandmother, and she loves the chickens they rescued. But she hates Melba Jane. Dealing with a death in the family seems to be a theme of the author.

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12/2008

The Aurora County All-Stars

Wiles, Deborah
House Jackson is trying to get his arm back in shape for pitching the annual (and only) baseball game against the kids from the neighboring county, but a Pageant is scheduled for the same time. Ruby wants to be catcher (No Girls!), and even Comfort makes a cameo. And of course, someone dies.

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12/2009

Care Of Wooden Floors

Wiles, Will
An un-named fellow goes to a distant un-named city in an un-named country to house-sit for his college friend Oskar. Stuff goes wrong. Blurb on the back from the Daily Telegraph says "Fawlty Towers crossed with Freud." Well, shit gets real on page 90, but I didn't guffaw till page 221. All that blood!
Lou Reed Sunday Morning mention on page 14, always a plus.

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2/2013

Mirrorscape

Wilks, Mike
In a world where the privilege to use color must be purchased as a "Pleasure" (and there are many other "Pleasures" one must purchase, too), a young apprentice artists discovers a secret world in paintings that he can enter into. First of a series, good stuff!

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1/2011

Wild Wives

Willeford, Charles
P.I Jake Blake has quite the wild (and some have called it "sleazy") time in this book. Copyright 1956, to help set the stage!

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"We Aliens are made of sterner stuff than that." -- Looks like a typo, Mr. Allen is the speaker.

Quote:

In my life I'd been hit and nearly hit with a variety of weapons, but this was the first time anybody had ever used a fire extinguisher on me.

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5/2024

One Crazy Summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita
Three sisters go to Oakland in the 60s to visit the mother who abandoned them when they were babies. Interesting view of Black Panthers from the children's viewpoint.

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2/2012

A Lot Like Christmas

Willis, Connie
A collection of wonderful stories with a Christmas theme. Five star!

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1/2023

All Clear

Willis, Connie
A continuation of the story from Black Out, of the historians who time travel back to study WWII. Read on Libby.

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"Oh, no, it's a flying bomb!"

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2/2023

Bellwether

Willis, Connie
A science fiction romance. Lots of historical references, many of which I looked up and were...suspect.

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8/2023

Blackout

Willis, Connie
Time travel by historian back to World War II days. Something goes wrong... I read the eBook version, eISBN 978-0-345-51964-1

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2/2023

Crosstalk

Willis, Connie
Briddey and her boyfriend get an brain operation to enhance their relationship by being able to share emotions more better. Yeah, well, that didn't work out so well. Good book, my usual complaints about Willis's obstinate characters.

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6/2023

Doomsday Book

Willis, Connie
Oxford Time Travel #1. Kivrin goes back in time to study Medieval times for a couple of weeks. Things, of course, go wrong. On both ends.

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"My father comes soon," Rosemund said.

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11/2023

Passage

Willis, Connie
I was liking this book very much, then the author stepped on the gas. Woah!
Why the hate for Dances With Wolves, I like that movie. I liked the book Pollyanna, too, but I read it as an adult of maybe forty or so. I liked the movie Titanic, too!
I didn't realize Vielle was a black woman until chapter 32. Shows my reading comprehension level, I guess!

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9/2023

The Road To Roswell

Willis, Connie
Francie goes to Roswell (New Mexico) to attend the wedding of her best friend from college. There is some sort of UFO event going on in town, too.

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"SHOW LAP DANCING," Indy scrolled.
"Not now, Indy," Wade said. "Francie's busy,"

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Even though this whole thing had been Indy's idea, Francie automatically looked down at her bouquet, which was still, thankfully, silent.

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10/2023
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