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The Lovely Bones

Sebold, Alice
Teen girl is raped and murdered, observes family and friend (and the murderer)from her personal heaven while they continue their lives. Made into a movie. I had two very good cries while reading, but they were not directly related to the story.

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3/2010

Revolver

Sedgwick, Marcus
Boy sits alone in Artic with his dead father, giant man arrives who wants his gold. Good story, although confusing at times. Where does it take place?

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4/2012

Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton

Seiple, Samantha
Good biography of how Pinkerton got into the detective business.

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12/2015

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Selznick, Brian
A very think book at 500-some pages, but maybe half of them are pictures, so don't let it scare you away. A very good story of Hugo who lives in the Paris train station, taking care of the clocks on the walls from hidden passages in the walls.

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3/2008

Wonderstruck

Selznick, Brian
After being struck by lightning and becoming deaf, a boy runs away to New York to try and track down the father he has never met and knows nothing about. A very nice story.

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8/2012

Between Shades Of Gray

Sepetys, Ruta
In WWII Lithuania, teen Lina and her family are deported to Siberia by the Russians who have invaded her country. A very moving story, easily read, and it will go on my latent list of "So Cold" books! Two maps! Read the Advanced Uncorrected Galley.

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1/2011

Deadman

Seranella, Barbara
A railroad thriller/mystery! I enjoyed the story and the railroad stuff. I would read the next book in the series but unfortunately the author died. I'll have to keep a look out for her other books, though.

Quote:

There was a light switch immediately to her left when she entered the back door, and then a second switch on the other side of the room at the door leading to the hall. She could handle one switch in the ON position when the lights were on, but when the lights were off, both switches had to be down or she didn't feel certain she could trust her eyes. -- page 125

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12/2018

The Thirteenth Tale

Setterfield, Diane
This wonderful Gothic novel was recommended by Orson Scott Card. I loved it, even though I am not familiar with Jane Eyre.

Words I Had To Look Up:

amanuesis (pg. 97) -- One employed to take dictation, or copy manuscripts.

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As one tends the graves of the dead, so I tend the books. I clean them, do minor repairs, keep them in good order. And every day I open a volume or two, read a few lines or pages, allow the voices of the forgotten dead to resonate inside my head. Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so. For it must be very lonely being dead. (pg. 17)

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11/2008

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6/2016

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pell Pie Society

Shaffer, Mary Ann
I really really really like this story of an author researching a book about the German occupation on the Channel Island of Guernsey. Even the romance part was...not bad.

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4/2016

Mistake:

"Potato Pell"?? what the heck is that? Supposed to be "Potato Peel"!!!

Mangrove Squeeze

Shames, Laurence
Russian mafia are selling t-shirts in Key West.

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1/2005

Virgin Heat

Shames, Laurence
A wise-guy in Witness Protection is recognized by the daughter of the guy he finked on.

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1/2005

Welcome To Paradise

Shames, Laurence
A guy on vacation is mixed-up with a mafia guy by two what will be hit-men.

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1/2005

Too Far

Shapero, Rich
Young boy meets neighbor girl, explores woods in Alaska. Weird stuff happens. If you read this as a horror story, it all makes sense. Although the ending is lame. These two never Googled each other when they grew up? The love of their life, married at six? I didn't care for this story. Maybe you will.

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11/2011

The Berlin Boxing Club

Sharenow, Robert
Jewish teen in Berlin during World War II endures harassment from Nazi youth, takes boxing lessons from legend Max Schmeling.

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3/2012

The illuminatus! trilogy

Shea, Robert
All is revealed. 23 skidoo! Additional author Robert Anton Wilson. Hadas recommended this...another of her attempts to elevate (illuminate?) me

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3/2006

Bomb

Sheinkin, Steve
A history of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II in the United States, and a bit about other countries. And the spies who stole the secrets. Very good!

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5/2014

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Sheinkin, Steve
Set in a charming typeface, we have here a very good account of the life and times of the notorious traitor.

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4/2012

Of Books And Bagpipes

Shelton, Paige
"A Scottish Bookshop Mystery", it says, and it is either number two or number two-and-a-half in a series. I am reminded of the television show "The Book Group", since both took place in Scotland and both have books. But that is about all that is the same.

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12/2018

Letters from Wolfie

Sherlock, Patti
Teenage boy in 1969 donates his dog to the Army to be trained for use in Vietnam. Very good, good capture of the spirit of the times, I think.

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10/2006

The Tour

Shields, Dave
A novel about the Tour de France. Very informative about how the race works, but the charactors seemed one-dimensional to me. But then again, so am I! For some reason I thought this was a mystery when I selected it, but it's not. Probably got it confused with the guy that writes bicycling mysteries.

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7/2006
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- 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- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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