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Hanging Woman Creek

L'Amour, Louis
The author has cranked out a zillion of these 150 page books, and they are great little stories. And no sex, very little cussing, if any, but a bit of violence. In this one, "Pronto" Pike gets beat up and left for dead by vigilantes and falls in love with an Irish girl. I wonder why the bad guy who was detailed to kill him did not do it, though?


..."He told me he never knew how sick he was until he was snowed in one winter with a Home medical Advisor, and read it cover to cover. If it hadn't been for that book, he might have lived a long life in bad health without knowing it." -- (pg. 14)



Meet The Austins

L'Engle, Madeline
An orphaned girl, Maggy, comes to stay with the Austin family. Very nice family story.



Wizard Of Karres

Lackey, Mercedes et al.
Sequel to the classic novel. Interesting, but not great.



Eight Keys

LaFleur, Suzanne
Elise starts off badly in sixth grade at middle school, but eventually things get better. An extremely charming story. Parts of it seemed very familiar, like I had read a galley edition, but I would have noted that before. Odd. So I enjoyed it very much. But I'd like to know what the deal is with Amanda. Maybe a sequel?



The Lowland

Lahiri, Jhumpa
Two brother in India and what happened to them. Very very good, but very very slow. I was in tears at the end.



Bargain Bride

Lampman, Evelyn Sibley
Ginny is now fifteen, which means the man she was wed to when she was ten years old is coming to take her to live with him on his farm. A tale of the settlement of the Oregon Territory.



The Potlach Family

Lampman, Evelyn Sibley
Plum gets in touch with her roots as a Chinook Indian in Oregon. Whoops, I mispeled Potlatch in the title!



Skulduggery Pleasant

Landry, Derek
Teen girl in a boring Irish town meets a skeleton detective in this rather clever and humorous tale.



Edward Stratemeyer

Lange, Brenda
Biography of the creator of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and many other book series in the early 1900s.




Lansing, Alfred
Story of Shackleton's incredible voyage to Antarctica. These guy were tough!!!



Dead Wake

Larson, Erick
All about the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI. Very interesting, as his books are, very readable, learned a few things, too.



The Devil In The White City

Larson, Erick
The Chicago World's Fair and a serial killer stories intertwine in this non-fiction book. Very interesting.




Larson, Erick
Very interesting story of Marconi and the first criminal, a murderer, apprehended with the use of radio, Dr. Crippen.



Pennyroyal Academy

Larson, M. A.
A girl with no name joins up to be a Princess at the Academy. Lucky they are letting in the non-royal this year. I liked the story, also agreed the criticisms of it that I saw. That it was already planned to be a movie before it was published was disconcerting to me. I'll read the rest of the series, but I'll wait for the book faire and not pay full hardback price again.



The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

Larsson, Steig
I really enjoyed this last book of the three published so far. There was more humor than I expected, too.

Quote I:

"I'm think of moving you to the Constitutional Protection operations unit."
"Forgive me for mentioning this, but Constitutional Protection doesn't have an operations unit."
"Yes, it does," Edklinth said. "I established it this morning. At present it consists of you."
"I see," said Figuerola hesitantly. -- pg. 224

Quote II:

"This is serious, Erika. I think you ought to see a doctor." -- pg. 270



The Girl Who Played With Fire

Larsson, Steig
I think this one, book two in the series, is even better than the first one. We find a out a bit more Lisbeth and her awful childhood.


There were not so many physical threats that could not be countered with a decent hammer, Salander thought. -- Pg. 33.

Unlike most other people who knew her, Palmgren was sure that Salander was a genuinely moral person. The problem was that her notion of morality did not always coincide with that of the justice system. -- Pg. 150.



The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Steig
Pretty good story of a disgraced journalist hired to look into the disappearance of a teen girl some, what, forty years ago.



Beyond The Burning Time

Lasky, Kathryn
Historical fiction in witch-hunting Salem.



Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

latham, Jean Lee
Biographical Fiction account of the life of Nathanial Bowditch, the self-taught mathematical genius who improved navigation for sailors.



The Seventh Cousin

Laughlin, Florence
The Carter family moves to Nebraska. They find a new home in an old house. A house with a mysterious "heiress" living in the attic apartment. Pretty good little mystery, a couple of references to Mercy Hospital in San Diego. A Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition.


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