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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.

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"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

Ninefox Gambit

Lee, Yoon Ha
I really did not enjoy reading this book until the second half or so. And it really is a "...fun if high-body-count story involving a long game of cat-and-mouse between two very different personalities. "(Yoon Ha Lee in The Book Smugglers blog Posted on June 16, 2016)

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5/2019

Raven Stratagem

Lee, Yoon Ha
Book two in the trilogy.

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5/2019

Revenant Gun

Lee, Yoon Ha
Book three. I think it is more accessible than the previous two books, certainly the first! A bit more humor it has, too.

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"It's different from the dramas," Hemiola said dolefully. "At least then the music tells you when the bad guys are about to sneak up on you."

"In the dramas, we'd be the bad guys," 1491625 pointed out.

"Not helping,"Cheris said. --pg.328

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6/2019

Di And I

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

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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?"

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"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
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- 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- Louv] [Lovelace- Lutz] [Lynch- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Matas] [Matthews- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meluch- Montgomery] [Moody- Morrison] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Napoli- Northcutt] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Faolain] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Perez-Reverte] [Perkins- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Prineas- Pullman] [Pullman- Reedy] [Reeve- Richardson] [Richter- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rubens- Saberhage] [Saberhagen- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scithers] [Scott- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sherlock] [Shields- Sleator] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stewart] [Stewart- Stroud] [Stroud- Taylor] [Taylor- Turner] [Turner- Vachss] [Vachss- Vanderpool] [Varley- Watkins] [Watson- Westlake] [Westlake- Wibberly] [Wiles- Wolff] [Wollheim- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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