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Wringer

Spinelli, Jerry
A ten year old boy doesn't want to be wringer, a boy who kills wounded pigeons at the town's annual pigeon killing festival.

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1/2001

Rowanhood

Springer, Nancy
When Rosemary's mother is killed she flees to the father she has never seen, Robin Hood, who lives in Sherwood Forest.

Words I Had To Look Up:

gimmal ring (pg. 8) -- A finger ring consisting of a pair or series of interlocked rings.

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4/2009

Water To The Angels

Standiford, Les
Very good book about William Mulholland and the building of the Los Angeles aqueduct.

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2/2019

Ask The Parrot

Stark, Richard
Parker is on the lam in a small town, helps out a guy with a racetrack robbery.

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6/2008

Backflash

Stark, Richard
Parker robs a floating casino.

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7/2005

Breakout

Stark, Richard
Parker breaks out of jail.

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7/2005

Comback

Stark, Richard
Parker robs an evangelist.

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7/2005

Dirty Money

Stark, Richard
Parker is trying to recover the money from the armored car heist.

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1/2013

Firebreak

Stark, Richard
Parker robs a mansion/lodge in Montana.

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7/2005

Flashfire

Stark, Richard
Parker heads to Florida to recover his share of a job that was "borrowed" by a trio of former partners that are going to pull off a jewel heist there.

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1/2013

Nobody runs forever

Stark, Richard
Stark is a pseud. of Donald Westlake. Parker, a heister, executes a bank job, but it's going bad.

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7/2005

The Man With The Getaway Face

Stark, Richard
Parker has just had plastic surgery. Joins in an armored car heist.

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1/2013

A Wizard And A Warlord

Stasheff, Christopher
Gar and Alea stop off to check out a planet that doesn't seem to have a government, oppressive or otherwise. One weep, plus an ending I didn't see coming.

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11/2017

Liar & Spy

Stead, Rebecca
Georges meets a couple of kids in the apartment building they live in that suspect a neighbor may be up to no good. Stead know how to up the ante, I missed all the clues.

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6/2014

When You Reach Me

Stead, Rebecca
Sixth grade Miranda gets mysterious notes. One of the best books I have read lately, of its kind. I was so much in tears at the end I nearly choked.

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5/2014

Coyote

Steel, Allen
Disgruntled astronauts steal intersteller spaceship and head to the possibly Earthlike planet named Coyote. Well, they wuz going there anyway, it is that they replaced the original colonists with other disgruntled citizens. I thought it was pretty good, but the reviews on Amazon.com say the science is erroneous. There are a couple sequels. We shall see...

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2/2007

The Grapes Of Wrath And Other Writings 1936-1941

Steinbeck, John
Consists of The Long Valley, The Grapes Of Wrath, The Log From The Sea Of Cortez, and an appendix with The Harvest Gypsies and Starvation Under The Orange Trees. Lots of depressing stuff here. Some good chuckles in The Sea Of Cortez, but I skipped chapter fourteen, as it made my head hurt.

Words I Had To Look Up:

fumadiddles (pg. 94, The Long Valley) -- Variation of flumadiddle, a useless frill.
teleologies (pg. 820, Sea Of Cortez) -- Not sure of this, has to do with the study of the evidences of design or purpose in nature.
specimens of Phthirius pubis (pg. 854, Sea Of Cortez) -- Pubic lice.

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7/2010

Running The Books

Steinberg, Avi
Thoughtful tale of a librarian in Boston prison.

Quote:

"That's a correction," he said. "This here is a damn prison." -- Page 98

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4/2011

The Cairo Affair

Steinhauer, Olen
A spy novel. A guy gets assassinated in front of his wife at a cafe. Four hundred-some pages later we find out what the deal is. A VU reference, and I also learned that Bjork was in the band The Sugarcubes when researching the group.

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12/2015

The Emerald Atlas

Stephens, John
Bk. 1 in a series, three children find out they are part of a magic prophecy. Good story, needs more funny than it has, though.

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5/2015
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- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- 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- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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