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Animal Dreams

Kingsolver, Barbara
Cosima goes back to her hometown of Grace, Arizona, to see how her elderly doctor father is doing. Except it seems to be a very dusty town, if you know what I mean. Very enjoyable.

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11/2011

High Tide In Tucson

Kingsolver, Barbara
I was surprised I liked this author. Thoughtful essays on child raising, peace, ecology.

QUOTE:

Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.

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4/2000

Prodigal Summer

Kingsolver, Barbara
DELETE THIS LINE Why is the next line in bold?

Another great story set in Applachia, three tales interwoven: A woman forest ranger, a widow, and a old farmer.:

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11/2001

The Poisonwood Bible

Kingsolver, Barbara
Missionary family goes to Africa, does not have a swell time. Heart of Darkness? 546 p.

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9/2001

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Kinney, Jeff
Tales of a boy in middle school, with illustrations. Greg comes off as a bit of a self-centered jerk.

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9/2012

The Clockwork Three

Kirby, Matthew J.
A busker, a maid, and an apprentice clockmaker join forces to help each other overcome their problems. Sort of steampunkish, what with the talking mechanical head and all. Good story!

Words I Had To Look Up:

carbuncle (pg. 29) -- A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. It's also a yucky skin infection!

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10/2010

Grandmaster

Klass, David
High school boy gets invited to a father-son chess tournament, to his surprise. Very enjoyable read.

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6/2014

Con Ed

Klein, Matthew
Kip Largo, ex-con/con man, has to run a con to save his son from a gambling debt. Pretty funny in parts, but the ending seems real noir, if I'm using the term correctly.

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8/2007

A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

The Exiles

Kline, Christina Baker
It wasn't until I read the author's notes at then end did I realize I've read another book by this that I like very much. This one is about the transportation of women prisoners to Australia/Tasmania.

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3/2021

Regarding The Fountain

Klise, Kate
A middle school tries to buy a new drinking fountain. Very funny!

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9/2002

Regarding The Sink

Klise, Kate
Geyser Creek Middle School needs a new sink in the cafeteria. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Trial By Journal

Klise, Kate
Lily is twelve years old and the first child to serve on a jury, and a murder trial, at that!

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10/2008

Orbit 21

Knight, Damon, ed.
Thirteen science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Knight, Damon, ed.
Ten science fiction stories by various authors. I really liked And Now The News by Theodore Sturgeon, and Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth. Old favorites they are. I did not care for Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt or A Sign In Space by Italo Calvino.

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5/2007

Words I Had To Look Up:

Once again the bus hirpled off down the broken road (pg. 173) -- A Scottish word, to limp.

Quote:

The dream of time is the traitor, and we are all accomplices to the betrayal of ourselves. (pg. 185) Hobson's Choice, by Alfred Bester.

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10/2009

Toward Infinity

Knight, Damon, ed.
A collection of classic science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

The Unincorporated Man

Kollin, Dani
Co-author Eytan Kollin. Man from four hundred years in the past is awakened in a world where there are no taxes, but people and corporations (and the government) own shares in each person. Better than I expected. Best guffaw was the "refrigerator" incident.

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4/2012

About The B'nai Bagels

Konigsburg, E. L.
Mark's mom takes over management of a Little League team. Pretty good.

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12/2008

Father's Arcane Daughter

Konigsburg, E. L.
Girl kidnapped 17 years before returns to family. Brother and sister deal with her return. Told in a flashback style. Probably a surprise ending if one hadn't read the last few pages first...

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3/2004

Fuzzy Navel

Konrath, J. A.
In book five of the series we find Jack once again under fire, not only from her nemesis, but some wanna-be military types. Quite violent, also funny.

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5/2017
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Ballard] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnhill] [Barr - Barr] [Barrows - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie] [Beattie, editor - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Borchert] [Bosch - Brennert] [Brillant - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Feder] [Fenner - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Frey] [Friedman - Garcia] [Gardner - Giff] [Gillin - Gores] [Gormley - Granger] [Grann - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hannigan] [Hannigan - Hebden] [Hebden - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Herriot - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holling] [Holm - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Khoury] [Kidd - Kingsbury] [Kingsolver - Konrath] [Konrath - Lackey] [LaFleur - Laurimore] [Lawrence - Lefcourt] [Lefcourt - Lescroart] [Levine - Lobel] [Lockhart - Lu] [Lubar - Macleod] [MacPherson - Marcinko] [Marcinko - Mass] [Mass - McBain] [McBain - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Mcmanus] [McNab - Mikaelsen] [Mikaelsen - Moon] [Moon - Mortimer] [Mortimer - Nance] [Nance - Niven] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Connell] [O'Conner - Paolini] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Parks] [Paterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Pelletier] [Pelletier - Philbrick] [Philbrick - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Raskin] [Raskin - Resnick] [Reynolds - Roberts] [Robinson - Rosoff] [Rostkowski - Russell] [Russo - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Schmidt] [Schmidt - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Setterfield] [Shaffer - Shute] [Shute - Smith] [Smith - Spiegelman] [Spiegelman - Stead] [Stead - Stewart] [Stockett - Stroud] [Stroud - Taylor] [Taylor - Trevino] [Trevor - Urrea] [Ursu - Vande Velde] [Vande Velde - Wambaugh] [Wambaugh - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Woodring] [Woodruff - Zevin] [Zimmerman - Zusak] 

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