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Extremely loud and incredibly close

Foer, Jonathan
Interestly story of a boy coming to terms with the death of his father in 9/11. Lots of pictures and some colored pages, rather different for a fiction book.

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10/2005

The Pillars Of The Earth

Follett, Ken
Learned a lot about church construction and the often rotten life of even the better-off in Medieval England. Very happy I do not have to life there!

Quote:

When she woke up in the morning she discovered she was not pregnant.

Things were looking up. -- pg. 387

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6/2019

Where The Sea Breaks Its Back

Ford, Corey
The story of Bering's second expedition, to Alaska, focusing on Georg Steller, the naturalist.

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Brigitte was only a year older than Steller, of German peasant stock, big-boned and buxom and full of animal vitality. Her plump warm body was always moist with perspiration, and patches of damp powder were caked on her neck and between her breasts, brazenly revealed by a low-cut bodice. (pg. 31) That's the paragraph that got me to read the book.

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4/2013

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

Forester, C. S.
Stirring stories of young man in His Majesty's Navy.

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"Hell!. said Hornblower, actually stamping his feet on the upper gangway in his anger. "Hell and damination!" --pg. 251

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12/2003

Apparition Alley

Forrest, Katherine V.
Lesbian Detective Kate Delafield is asked to help an officer who is accused of killing a suspected drug pusher.

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11/2001

Liberty Square

Forrest, Katherine V.
Lesbian LAPD Detective Kate Delafield is shot at in D.C. while attending a reunion of Vietnam Vets.

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11/2001

Flinx Transcedent

Foster, Alan Dean
Last book of the Pip & Flinx series, as everything is wrapped up.

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11/2009

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12/2011

Flinx's Folly

Foster, Alan Dean
Another Flinx and Pip adventure. Flinx visits his ex-flame Clarity.

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7/2008

Lost and found

Foster, Alan Dean
First book of the Marc and George trilogy, I guess. Marc (and George) is kidnapped by aliens to be sold as slaves or something. They escape in volume one. George is a dog, by the way, who can talk, thanks to said aliens. LATER: It's called the Taken trilogy.

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Bunyanesque lengths of amputated oak crackled for attention within the Stygian depths of a corner fireplace fashioned of hand-laid river rock.

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8/2006

Patrimony

Foster, Alan Dean
A Pip & Flinx Adventure. Flinx (and Pip, of course) go to Gestalt to find Flinx's dad. It's cold there. Pink snow.

Words I Had To Look Up:


Motile (pg. 42) -- Capable of movement.
Sybfiles (pg. 35) -- One hit on Google, probably a typo. An invented term?

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3/2008

Quofum

Foster, Alan Dean
A small expedition of scientists go to the mysterious "disappearing" title planet to see what is up, and make some startling discoveries. Unfortunately, they are marooned there.

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12/2011

Sliding scales

Foster, Alan Dean
A Pip & Flinx adventure. Flinx goes on vacation, ends up on a planet getting bonked on the head and losing his memory. Not a bad little story. A weep near the end.

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8/2006

The Candle Of Distant Earth

Foster, Alan Dean
In book three of the Taken Trilogy, Marcus and George nearly end up back where they first met, in the hands of those nasty aliens!

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7/2008

The Light-Years Beneath My Feet

Foster, Alan Dean
Second book in the Taken Trilogy, Marcus becomes a chef, gets a crush on an alien chick, is named military boss, is captured, un-captured, and zooms away towards the third book. I SWEAR I read this book before, but it is not in the data base. Apparently didn't make enough impression on me to start sounding familiar until page 85.

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7/2008

Trouble magnet

Foster, Alan Dean
A Pip & Flinx adventure. Flinx help a young thief out of trouble several times.

Quote:

Ursinoidus ex machina

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12/2006

Dr. Wildlife

Foster, Rory C.
A vet cares for wildlife that is injured, and starts the Northwoods Wildlife Hospital And Rehabilitation Center in Wisconsin. He passed away from ALS two years after the books was published, in 1987. Which was three years before we bought it. I also found out that he, his partner, and his brother started a very successful pet supplies business, which continues to this day.

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4/2014

The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder

Fournier, Gregory A.
A recounting of the investigation into the murder of a boy in Ypsilanti in 1935. A quick read!

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11/2018

Zug Island : A Detroit Riot Novel

Fournier, Gregory A.
Jake is suspended from college for drinking, and decides to get a job at the "steel mill" his father and grandfather worked at. He meets men of a much different background than he, and learns a bit about how the world really is before he goes back to college. I enjoyed reading this novel, but I kept projecting myself into the Jake character, except Jake is rather smarter than I am!

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8/2011

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4/2012

Irish chain

Fowler, Earlene
Cowgirl and folk museum director Benni Harper finds out who killed the old man at the prom.

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12/2001

The Slave Dancer

Fox, Paula
Jessie is kidnapped, shanghaied, if you will, by the crew of a slave trader.

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11/2012
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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