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The Smugglers

Lawrence, Iain
John sails on his father's new ship, but encounters smugglers in the crew!

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6/2011

The Wreckers

Lawrence, Iain
John is cast ashore when the sailing ship he and his father are on is lured to wreck by evildoers on the shore.

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6/2011

California Babylon

Lawson, Kristan and Anneli Rufus
Guidebook to interesting, wierd, and possibly disturbing places in the Golden State.

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5/2001

Ancillary Justice

Leckie, Ann
Breq, formerly a starship, is on a quest. Good story, will read the sequels. I am still confused about who is male and who is female. Or maybe it doesn't matter.

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2/2015

Ancillary Sword

Leckie, Ann
The second book in the series. I'm still confused by the lack of gender references, but the story is good. Story got a bit dusty at the end.

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4/2015

Provenance

Leckie, Ann
A complicated tale of political machinations that takes place in the Ancillary universe. It starts out with Ingray trying to retrieve a thief from a prison planet to help her in a plot to impress her mother, but things rapidly go awry.

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"Well," observed Ingray, with a small hiccup, " but I didn't get any sea worms."

"Not everyone can be as lucky as I am," Tic agreed. (pg. 429)

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12/2017

The Raven Tower

Leckie, Ann
I don't know if this is gonna be a series, if so, it is the first one volume. Anyway, the narrator is a big rock, recounting the adventures of Eolo, who is aide to Lord Marat. I like it a lot, I'd read the next no problemo.

Quote:

"I'll have to kill them both, then," she said, her voice slightly exasperated, as though she had just been presented with a minor, unexpected chore. -- pg. 338

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4/2019

Cat Found

Lee, Ingrid
An abandoned cat is rescued by a boy. Rather disturbing in parts, all is resolved happily.

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11/2011

Pachinko

Lee, Min Jin
Before World War II a Korean girl comes to live in Japan and raises her children there. Very good book.

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7/2018

Di And I

Lefcourt, Peter
A writer of scripts has an affair with Princess Diana. Some charactors continue from "The Deal".

QUOTE:

Rivera was sitting in one of the Edwardian armchairs, his feet up on the table, smoking. I asked him his advice. "Go and take," he said. "You think I can?" "Sure. She's beautiful. She will drive you crazy. What can you do?"

QUOTE:

"What are we supposed to do, Rivera?" "Suffer." --pg. 48.

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4/2003

Eleven Karens

Lefcourt, Peter
A writer tells about eleven women named Karen from his life. Rather sexy, fun, poignant.

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4/2003

The Deal

Lefcourt, Peter
A movie gets made about Disraeli, eventually.

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4/2003

Tales From Earthsea

LeGuin, Ursula
Five more stories from the world of "A Wizard Of Earthsea". Very nice.

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1/2002

Getbacks of Mother Superior

Lehman, Dennis
A conman in prison runs a scam. Very funny!! I am reading this again. Written by a guy who was/is in prison.

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10/1998

The Franklin Affair

Lehrer, Jim
My mother recommended this author. I was not TOO excited by this novel, but I am inspired to read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, so I guess that is a worthy accomplishment for Mr. Lehrer.

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4/2009

Be Cool

Leonard, Elmore
Chile Palmer gets involved in the record business.

QUOTE:

...Edie peeling off the robe as she went into the bathroom and stepped out of her panties, the widow in her bereavement forgetting to shut the door. (page 73-74)

BONUS QUOTE:

Chili said, "What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?" And Elaine said, "Bogart in the The Maltese Falcon . That's the best line in the picture. Everything else is expository." (page 129)

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12/2000

Djibouti

Leonard, Elmore
Takes place mostly in Africa, mostly Djibouti, a place with which I was not familiar. The story moved along pretty slowly, I thought, but the ending is, well, an ending. Chapter five, paragraph, three, I think, it says "Yahama". Did no one notice, or no one cared, or the author did it on purpose?

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11/2018

Pagan Babies

Leonard, Elmore
Faux priest returns from Africa to run a scam to get funds. Very unpleasant descriptions of violence in Africa.

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7/2001

Riding The Rap

Leonard, Elmore
More sordid going-ons in Florida.

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7/1998

Road Dogs

Leonard, Elmore
Foley meets Cundo in prison, ends up in Venice (California) where Dawn is plotting to get Cundo's money.

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7/2009
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[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- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lowry] [Lowry- Lynch] [MacAvoy- Mankell] [Manley- Martini] [Martini- Mayor] [Mazer- McCammon] [McCarthy- McCullough] [McDevitt- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moody- Moskowitz] [Mosley- Neville] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Pears] [Pearson- Perry] [Peters- Pope] [Porter- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Ringo] [Ringo- Rollins] [Roosevelt- Russell] [Russell- Sacks] [Sagan- Scalzi] [Scarborough- Scott] [Scott- Selznick] [Selznick- Shusterman] [Shusterman- Smith] [Smith- Spencer] [Spinelli- Steel] [Steinbeck- Strieber] [Stross- Summy] [Swanson- Telsep] [Tepper- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Voltaire] [Waldman- Wells] [Wells- Westlake] [Westlake- Wilks] [Williams-Garcia- Woodruff] [Woods- Zusak] 

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