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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

Block, Lawrence
Bernie Rodenbarr accused of stealing baseball cards.

QUOTE:

"Marginal?" He nodded. "Like you wouldn't want your sister to marry one, but it'd be okay for your cousin. Marginal..."

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6/1999

The Canceled Chezch

Block, Lawrence
Evan Tanner goes to Chezchoslovakia to rescue an old Nazi.

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10/2001

The girl with the long green heart.

Block, Lawrence
Con men swindle a guy with a fake Canadian land deal. May have read before. Sorta sounds familiar. Did I already read this?

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12/2005

Story Time

Bloor, Edward
Ghosts at the Whitaker Magnet School/library. Didn't move me. Except for the quote below.

QUOTE:

"[Library] Forgiveness Days are about leaving the past behind and moving on to the future". Page 417.

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4/2004

Tangerine

Bloor, Edward
Paul's family moves to Florida, where the citrus trees have been cut down for housing developments. Awful stuff is eventually revealed about his jerk older brother. Very good story, I had a good sense of time and place.

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4/2009

Memory Prisoner

Bloor, Thomas
Maddie is a teen that hasn't left her house since she was a little girl, for a reason that she cannot name, but WE suspect it has something to do with the sinister town library, don't we? And just WHO could the mysterious prisoner in the library basement be, eh?

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6/2007

By The Time You Read This

Blunt, Giles
John Cardinal's wife jumps off a building. Lisa investigates a child porn case. And Doctor Bell? Well, he's not helping much.

No Such Creature

Blunt, Giles
Owen and his uncle (who adopted him after his parents died) rob wealthy Republicans at dinner parties for a living. but uncle Max is starting to lose his mental faculties, and Owen wants to go to acting school. A violent and profane book, with a bit of humor. I enjoyed it.

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6/2009

Quote:

...home had turned into a house made of knives; there was nowhere he could move that did not hurt. (pg. 255) -- Now, there's a phase after my own heart.

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6/2009

Fallout

Bodeen, S. A.
A sequel to The Compound, which I have not read. Yet. How to sum up? Teen boy restored, with most of his family, to civilization after living underground for years (see previous book), has a lot to deal with.

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10/2014

The Gardener

Bodeen, S. A.
Guy meets girl. Girl is a plant or a nudibranch or autotroph or something. More plant, I guess. But not green. Bad Scientist tries to get girl back to The Laboratory. Good/Bad Scientist turns out to be boy's missing father. Good Scientist takes plant girl to a Safe Place.

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4/2013

The Raft

Bodeen, S. A.
Teen girl flying to Midway Island ends up on a raft floating in the Pacific. Nicely written tale of survival.

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10/2014

The Big Garage On Clear Street

Bodett, Tom
Tales about the town at the end of the road, in Alaska. 299 p.

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10/2001

The Sandcastle Girls

Bohjalian, Chris
A writer discovers family history that she didn't know about, so she writes a book about the Armenian Genocide. Pretty good story.

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2/2018

The Best Of Enemies

Bond, Nancy
The Patriotic Day ceremonies in Concord go awry, while Charlotte tries to deal with her family. Good story, with a map!

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10/2011

The Voyage Begun

Bond, Nancy
Paul Vickers is the new boy in a small town, son of the head of a government scientific outpost on Cape Cod. The story takes place in the near future after ecological changes and pollution have killed off the fishing and tourism industry in the area. Good story. I wish the author had used more real place names in the story so I could visualize where the action takes place.

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10/2011

Burma Rifles

Bonham, Frank
A novel of Merrill's Marauders. A Nisei joins the army during World War II, is sent to Burma. Small amateur radio mention, his radio is smashed by "patriotic Americans" after Pearl Harbor.

Words I Had To Look Up:

L-4 plane (pg. 112) -- A light military aircraft based on the Piper J-3 "Cub".
they'll have the trails ambuscaded (pg. 123) -- To have ambushes set.
AN-PRC-1 radio (pg. 205) -- PRC-1/RT-30; Suitcase portable, HF, CW transmitter receiver. Built into a common suitcase, the PRC-1 was originally intended for use by the OSS in WW-II. It was however rejected as too heavy. Regardless, it saw extensive service with them and other Intelligence and Guerrilla forces. Ops 2-12mc in two continuously tunable bands, AM or CW (rec). Two bands with Xtal control, CW only (trans). RF power output is 30 watts. Size 18 x 13.25 x 17.25" 32lbs,OD color.From CONDENSED PRC RADIO DATA; by Dennis Starks.
Nambu (pg. 209) -- Sounds like the author is talking about a machine gun, of which Kijirō Nambu designed several. The only weapon I find bearing his name is a pistol.

Quote:

"Let's get some sleep," Jerry said.
Matsumoto rubbed his rifle-stock. "You know, my mother lives in Japan," he said gloomily.
"Be glad she's not a soldier," Jerry tried to joke.
"No, I guess she's all right. She lives a long way from Tokyo--just a little city. I guess she's a lot safer than I am."
"Where does she live?" Jerry asked.
"Hiroshima," Matsumoto said.-- (pg. 218)

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4/2009

Cool Cat

Bonham, Frank
Drugs and gangs snag the plans of four guys plans for making some bucks during the summer in L.A.

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12/2010

The Ghost Front

Bonham, Frank
Juvenile novel about the Battle of the Bulge, as experienced by twin American soldiers during the first days of their time on the front. Pretty good, seems pretty realistic, for a juvenile. Pub. in 1968. A map! A Discarded Book.

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5/2007

War Beneath The Sea

Bonham, Frank
Keith joins the submarine service during World War II. Realistic, pretty good stuff. Author lived in La Jolla.

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5/2008

Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, And Gangstas In The Public Library

Borchert, Don
An assistant librarian recounts his experiences at a branch of the Bay City Public Library. I've read this book before, don't know why it is not logged. Lots of cussing. Favorite chapter was about Michael and Rebekah. Last paragraph of their chapter, I'm in tears.

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7/2010
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