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Downtown Boy

Herrera, Juan Felipe
Juanito and his family keep moving from place to place, never setting down roots. He gets into trouble sometimes. They end up in San Diego in 1958. Told in a poem-like style.

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10/2010

All Creatures Great And Small

Herriot, James
First read this story of a new veterinarian joining a practice in the Yorkshire Dales in 1935 many years ago, several decades ago, in fact. Still charming.

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5/2011

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Herriot, James
The continuing stories of a country vet. First read these back in the 80s, I guess.

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5/2011

All Things Wise And Wonderful

Herriot, James
Yet more stories of a country vet. This copy has only been checked out by Blevins and Takeuchi, if you can imagine.

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5/2011

Every living thing

Herriot, James
I may have read this before, or seen it on television. Charming little stories about a vet in Yorkshire.

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8/2005

Tales from the bike shop

Hershon, Maynard
A collection of Maynards magazine column, many concerning the mythical bike shop run by a guy named Bob. Most of stories hit the mark, some falter, maybe I did not "get" them because I am not a racer. I highly recommend it to any "bicycle fancier".

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2/2007

States Of Mind

Herzog, Brad
Brad and his wife, Amy, travel the U.S. in a motor home searching for the meaning of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, etc., in towns of the same name. Took me a while to get into it, but it was pretty good.

Quote:

As we stopped at Big Spy Mountain Overlook, elevation thirty-two hundred feet, a group of exhausted bikers peddled to stop near us. Today was the end of their nine-day journey. They had started in the Great Smoky Mountains.
"That's where we came from," Amy offered. "only we came on four wheels."
"Oh," responded a breathless biker. "That seems like an easy way. Don't know why I didn't think of it." He rode off, leaving us to ponder the fine line between humor and sarcasm.

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2/2008

A Conventional Corpse

Hess, Joan
Bookstore owner Claire Malloy reluctantly hosts a convention of Mystery authors and their fans. Pretty humorous.

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10/2000

Busy Bodies

Hess, Joan
A kooky artist gets involved in murder. Claire's daughter and her friend dress up like gorillas...or was it bears?

WORD FOR THE DAY:

Hegiography

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10/2000

Closely Akin To Murder

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy gets a phone call from a dead person. More or less. Adventures in Mexico!

QUOTE:

Most of the deck chairs were occupied by inert, sunburned bodies clad in everything from terrycloth robes to string bikinis. A heartening number of them were reading fat paperback books.

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10/2000

Dear Miss Demeanor

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy subs at her daughter's high school, in the Journalism dept.

QUOTE:

The bell rang once again, and shortly thereafter the room swelled with Photo B, a.k.a. the newspaper photographers. We exchanged the necessary courtesies and they managed to talk among themselves until the class was over. Ho hum. Teaching wasn't all that hard.

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10/2000

Maggody And The Moonbeams

Hess, Joan
Arly is talked in accompanying a group of teens to church camp. A group of women with shaven heads live on the property. One turns up dead. Back in Maggody, the Marjorie the pig is lonely.

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9/2007

Martians In Maggody

Hess, Joan
Crop circles and UFOs stir up the population.

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8/2002

murder@maggody.com

Hess, Joan
Chief Arly Hanks has to deal with teen trolleps, Internet porn, a biker wierdo and her mother.

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10/2000

O Little Town Of Magoddy

Hess, Joan
Arly Hanks deal with the results of a home town hero singer returning to give a concert.

Quote and Vocabulary Word Of The Day:

Onomatopoeically speaking, the sound was more like that of a balky outboard motor than the traditional storybook simplification of easily pronounceable phonemes, but it had been one helluva night in Maggody and nobody was in the mood to be picky.

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1/2001

Out On A Limb

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy ends up with a baby on her doorstep.

QUOTE:

... "What's more, I have nothing to wear tomorrow. I have a pink sundress, but it's strapless." ... I assured her it would blend in well with customary dress at funerals in Farberville, in that I didn't care.

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1/2003

Roll Over And Play Dead

Hess, Joan
Someone dognaps Miss Parchester's beagles that Claire Malloy is dogsitting.

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10/2000

The Maggody Militia

Hess, Joan
Chief Arly has problems with right-wingers and burglars.

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1/2001

Aleutian Sparrow

Hesse, Karen
Told in unrhymed verse, it's about the removal of the Aleuts from the Alaskan Panhandle islands during World War II.

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12/2009

Bad Monkey

Hiaasen, Carl
A police detective demoted to restaurant inspector investigates an arm caught by a sports fisherman.

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8/2013
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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