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Lost

Maguire, Gregory
Confusing story of Winifred Rudge who stops off in London at her cousin's place, run into...ghosts, maybe? It is all cleared up, finally, in a pretty good story. But it was a rough go, for me, for quite a while.

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...to claim any truck with ghosts. -- pg. 245 - I thought I was the only person who used that word!

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4/2018

Case Histories

Atkinson, Kate
I like this book very much. There is a lot of sly humor, and some very sad parts. A good mixture. I didn't the like, 'cause I've never cared to live in another country. Never understood that. I like how the story may be continued a bit in another book, I'll have to get them and see.

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He lit a new cigarette from the stub of the old one because he had run out of matches, and faced with a choice between chain-smoking or abstinence, he'd taken the former option because it felt like there was enough abstinence in his life already. -- pg. 45

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(He always carried tissues, half the people he met seemed to end up in tears). -- pg. 153

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4/2018

Cider House Rules

Irving, John
Took me a long time to read, but it was pretty darn good. I bet this would make a good movie!

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4/2018

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Jemisin, N. K.
Book one of The Inheritance Trilogy. Yeine is summoned, by her estranged grandfather, to the ruling city were he is effectively the ruler of pretty much everything. Really good, I'm looking forward to the next book.

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3/2018

The Rooster Bar

Grisham, John
I read this in two sittings, no problem. Nothing new, just a nicely written lawyer (well, maybe not so much lawyer...) story. Very enjoyable, and I had fun looking up places in Senegal, too.

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3/2018

The Missing Chums

Dixon, Franklin W.
I, of course, read all the Hardy Boys that had been published back when I was a kid, but they are fun to re-visit. I wonder about the differences between the original editions and the "modernized" ones. This one has transistor radios, which I'm sure were not around back in the 1928 original. In fact, I read that the original edition is rather different than the newer one.

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3/2018

A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

The Dark Tower volume 1 The Gunslinger

King, Stephen
Nicely written, of course, and not too long. I don't know if I want to read the rest of the series, though.

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2/2018

Every Heart A Doorway

McGuire, Seanan
Kids who disappeared and reappeared are sent by their desperate parents to a peculiar school run by Miss Eleanor West. Really nicely written. First of a series.

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2/2018

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

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